Tag: Renewable energy

The Paris Agreement: Moving from climate conscious to climate compliance

This blog post was co-authored by Phoebe Saintilan The ‘Paris Agreement’ was adopted on 12 December 2015 at the COP 21 UN Climate Change Conference (Conference). It may potentially herald the end of the fossil fuel era and a global move towards a low carbon future and renewable energy. This will undoubtedly influence the decisions … Continue Reading

Renewable energy projects: communication with the local community is vital

The South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme places economic development obligations on developers. To comply with the local ownership requirement, developers may structure projects so that up to five percent of the shareholding in the project company is held by a local community. A local community that holds in excess of five … Continue Reading