|Title||DSDS Conversation-II: Renewable energy solution for Africa|
|Date released (year)||2013|
|Keywords/tags||Energy, protest, sustainability, renewables, climate change|
|Link to film||http://youtu.be/VR8NKhDFbsU|
|Synopsis||Dr Pradeep Monga of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and Mahama Kappiah of ECOWAS talk to One World at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS-2013) about Africa’s governance issues, especially where development projects are concerned. Both think renewable energy is a solution to infrastructure problems in Africa.
|Reviews/discussion||TERI’s Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), organized annually since 2001, is an international platform for exchange of knowledge on all nuances of sustainable development. Over the past twelve years, it has emerged as one of the most leading forums on issues of global sustainability. The Summit witnesses the attendance of various heads of State and Governments, thought leaders, policy makers and the crème de la crème of industry and academia who come together to deliberate on myriad issues. Until date, a total of 33 Heads of State and ministers from over 43 countries have registered their presence at the Summit.
15 Nov 2012
The day marked the signing of contracts between government and independent power producers (IPPs), which will see the addition of 1 400 megawatts to the country’s power grid — a move that has been hailed as ‘historic’ for the renewable energy sector.
“This is a very proud day for us. It’s a great day for South Africa. It’s easily the most important day in the renewable energy sector globally this year,” said Mainstream Renewable Power head of procurement and project delivery, Barry Lynch.
The global renewable energy developer, Mainstream, together with its partners, was in December 2011 named as part of the preferred bidders in Window 1 of the Energy Department’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP).
The total 28 approved bidders, announced during COP17, signed implementation agreements and direct agreements with the department, with power utility Eskom signing power purchase agreements with the bidders.
The majority of the companies that won the bids are foreign companies, with 67 South African companies having formed partnerships with these companies.
|Links to other resources||Deborah A. Bräutigam and Stephen Knack (2004)Foreign Aid, Institutions, and Governance in Sub‐Saharan Africa,
Economic Development and Cultural Change , Vol. 52, No. 2, pp. 255-285, http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/380592
John O. Kakonge (1998) EIA and good governance: Issues and lessons from Africa, Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp. 289–305, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0195-9255(98)00003-1
Harald Winkler (2005) Renewable energy policy in South Africa: policy options for renewable electricity, Energy Policy, Volume 33, Issue 1, pp. 27–38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0301-4215(03)00195-2