South Africa 'needs clean technology solutions for green energy industry'
28 June 2011
South Africa's green energy industry will be boosted by developing its clean technology solutions, it has been suggested.
Energy economist at the African Development Bank (AfDB) Tanja Faller has spoken about the benefits of improving the country's renewable energy sector.
She stated that doing so would help South Africa's infrastructure on the whole as it will create jobs and boost the economy.
"Clean energy is an opportunity to leapfrog the continent to a green growth path," Ms Faller said.
She added that this technology will "ensure the sustainability of renewable energy in Africa".
Ms Faller was speaking at the Climate Investment Funds Partnership Forum, which took place in South Africa's Cape Town last weekend (June 24th and 24th 2011).
Here, the AfDB's vice-president Bobby Pittman also commented on the steps the continent is taking to improve its green energy industry, saying it has its own plans for tackling climate change.