[LISTEN] Coal-based energy policy in SA could sink economy
In her recent Daily Maverick article, journalist and activist Leonie Joubert warns that the country faces a serious threat to the economy if a 'religious commitment' to coal-based energy is pursued.
Joubert supports her claims with the findings of Stellenbosch University's Professor Mark Swilling of the Sustainable Development Programme.
Swilling says if the 'political agenda of a commitment to coal over cheaper renewables wins out, it would 'sink Eskom – and take the economy with it'.
If South Africa doesn't come up with a very clear policy statement right now that we will choose renewables...that would undermine international confidence in our economy so much Moody's would downgrade us to junk status.Leonie Joubert, activist/journalist
The energy sector determines so much of how the economy thrives.Leonie Joubert, activist/journalist
The United Nations Climate Summit gets underway in New York next week with the aim of ramping up global efforts to tackle the climate crisis.
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