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2024-03-03 10:45:29 +02:00
Johan
No I do not
Lack of detail in the plan
2024-03-01 09:41:37 +02:00
eugene
No I do not
Lack of detail in the plan
no nuclear
2024-02-28 14:42:57 +02:00
Bernie
No I do not
Energy scenarios (blend of Coal, Nuclear, Gas, Renewables, Hydro, Storage Technology, Hydrogen)
Return to the days when there was no lack of energy, start there and identify why there is a current lack and correct it by not overpopulating areas and stop illegal land invasion. This will at least prohibit further energy challenges whilst working on a solution for the current situation.
2024-02-27 11:08:11 +02:00
W
Not fully
Lack of detail in the plan
No talk of buy back from Customers with solar.
not enough Providers are been approved and signed up.
2024-02-26 14:26:07 +02:00
Gavin
No I do not
Lack of detail in the plan
2024-02-25 19:32:02 +02:00
Chantell
No I do not
Other
1. Misjudgment of Renewable Energy Costs: The assertion that gas-intensive scenarios are cheaper than a renewable-focused strategy seems to contradict a growing body of global and local research indicating that wind and solar, especially when combined with battery storage to enhance reliability, offer the most cost-effective new electricity generation options. This discrepancy suggests a potential underestimation of the cost declines and technological advancements in renewables and storage solutions.
2. Economic and Environmental Consequences: Committing to gas and extending the life of coal plants could have profound economic and environmental implications. Economically, this approach risks locking South Africa into high-cost, potentially volatile energy sources, given the fluctuating prices of imported gas. Environmentally, it prolongs the country’s reliance on fossil fuels, contributing to greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants, counter to global trends towards decarbonization and against the backdrop of South Africa’s own commitments to climate change mitigation.
3. Infrastructure Risks: The history of delays and cost overruns in coal plant construction, along with the operational challenges and environmental impacts, serves as a cautionary tale. Investing in new coal and gas infrastructure not only poses financial risks but also may not align with long-term global shifts away from fossil fuels, potentially stranding assets and exacerbating financial burdens on the economy and electricity consumers.
4. Policy Recommendations: It is crucial for energy policy and planning to be based on comprehensive, transparent, and up-to-date analyses of all available energy options, including the full lifecycle costs and benefits of different energy sources. Such analysis should prioritize not only economic efficiency but also environmental sustainability and social equity, ensuring access to affordable, reliable, and clean energy for all South Africans.
2024-02-25 19:01:14 +02:00
Ockert
No I do not
Energy scenarios (blend of Coal, Nuclear, Gas, Renewables, Hydro, Storage Technology, Hydrogen)
The concerns you've raised about the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRB) for South Africa reflect a broader debate on the country's future energy mix and the economic and environmental implications of different energy sources. Your critique highlights several key issues:

1. **Costing Errors and Assumptions**: It seems the draft IRB may not have fully accounted for the declining costs of renewable energy technologies. Globally, the cost of wind and solar power has been falling, making them increasingly competitive with, if not cheaper than, fossil fuel-based power generation. In South Africa, endowed with abundant sunshine and favorable wind conditions, the cost advantage of renewables could be even more pronounced.

2. **Underestimation of Renewable Energy**: By not prioritizing wind and photovoltaic solar power, which have been proven to be the least-cost options for new electricity generation in many contexts, the plan potentially overlooks the most economically beneficial path. The integration of renewables with battery storage technology could address variability and supply concerns, enhancing the resilience and reliability of the power system.

3. **Environmental and Economic Implications**: The preference for gas and the potential extension of coal plants' lifetimes may have significant environmental consequences, contributing to greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollution. Economically, relying on imported gas could expose the country to volatile international markets, affecting the stability of electricity prices. Additionally, the environmental impact of continued coal usage and new gas infrastructure could further harm South Africa's international commitments to climate change mitigation.

4. **System Reliability and Cost Overruns**: The history of delays and cost overruns in building new coal plants and the operational challenges faced by existing coal-fired power stations underscore the risks of continuing down this path. These issues not only affect the reliability of electricity supply but also escalate costs for consumers and the economy.

Addressing these concerns requires a thorough and transparent analysis that fully accounts for the costs and benefits of all available energy sources. This analysis should consider not only the financial implications but also the environmental impact and the long-term sustainability of the energy mix. Advocating for a more renewable-focused energy strategy may involve engaging with policymakers, contributing to public consultations on the IRB, and fostering a broader public discourse on the future of energy in South Africa.
2024-02-24 23:54:22 +02:00
Marx-Lenin
No I do not
No concern
2024-02-23 12:17:09 +02:00
Carla
No I do not
Lack of detail in the plan
Just another pipe-dream that will never work. The leaders of this country just don’t have the ability or knowledge to return this country to it’s former glory when everything worked.
2024-02-22 21:35:14 +02:00
Andries
No I do not
Energy scenarios (blend of Coal, Nuclear, Gas, Renewables, Hydro, Storage Technology, Hydrogen)
1. Weer 'n onuitvoerbare plan om die mense te probeer mislei.
2. Die omvattende plan is deur onkundige mense opgestel. Dit is vol onduidelike stellings van wat gedoen moet word.
3. Hierdie plan maak goed voorsiening dat korrupsie gepleeg kan word.