Toward a Just Transition and Greener Future for South Africa's Coal Sector
The current energy crisis has highlighted the need for a long-term strategy for energy production and distribution in South Africa. In the coming years, the country will need to invest in modernizing its energy infrastructure and diversifying its energy sources to ensure it can meet the growing demand for electricity and avoid future crises. The government of South Africa will need to make difficult decisions as it aims to diversify its energy sources and reduce its environmental impact. Its integrated policymaking, robust regulations, and effective incentives for low-carbon investments—including private investments—give it an advantage in accomplishing this task, while its emphasis on energy efficiency and regional integration strengthens its position.