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Title:Renewable energy in South Africa's minerals-energy complex: a low carbon transition?
Author:Baker, Lucy
Year:2015
Periodical:Review of African Political Economy (ISSN 1740-1720)
Volume:42
Issue:144
Pages:245-261
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:electricity
technological change
energy resources
solar energy
wind energy
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/03056244.2014.953471
Abstract:This paper questions the extent to which the introduction of utility-scale, privately generated renewable energy into South Africa's coal-dominated electricity supply can be considered a 'low-carbon transition'. Rather, the renewable energy projects in question are embedded within and contribute to South Africa's high-carbon, electricity-intensive 'minerals-energy complex'. An empirical consideration is provided of some of the stakeholders involved in the implementation of the wind industry in South Africa, and the possibilities and pitfalls for its long-term sustainability. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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