DuPont calls for further renewable energy investment in South Africa

1 June 2011

DuPont, science-based products and services company, has backed calls for South Africa to invest heavily in renewable energy, Business Live reports

The firm explained ahead of World Environment Day on June 5th that the government must ensure that more is done to attract investment to infrastructure, plants, skills development and maintenance in the sector.

Carlman Moyo, Sub-Saharan Africa regional director for DuPont, said collaboration between the private sector and government is a fundamental enabler to progress.

"Investment in the sector will put South Africa at the heart of the global drive to source energy requirements from renewable sources and will build a sustainable energy base, thereby reducing the country's dependence on fossil fuels," he said.

It was recently reported that South Africa hopes to have 42 per cent of new power projects from renewable energy.

Mark Tanton, managing director of Red Cap, recently told Business Day that the industry would face technical and logistical difficulties if it attempted to meet renewable energy demand.

Categories: Energy

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