Energy dept shares lessons from COP17

On 21 February 2012, in News, by Andrew Bennett

Simply Green recently highlighted some of the lessons the Department of Energ learnt during the climate change conference, COP17, in December.

Department of Energy’s Chief Director of Clean Energy, Mokgadi Modise, who addressed Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Energy on Friday, said the department participated in several energy sector side events and exhibitions at the 17th Conference of the Parties.

These events covered a wide range of themes which included building energy efficiency, the diversification of the energy mix towards a low- carbon economy; nuclear energy and carbon capture and storage.

Among the lessons learnt, she said that there was a “general consensus that access to financial resources is a key factor in scaling up renewables and infrastructure development”……read full article here

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