Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/146213
Authors: 
Baker, Lucy
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2016/15
Abstract: 
This paper situates South Africa's new renewable energy sector within the context of the country's electricity system and in turn its unique political economy. I chart major developments in the country's energy policy and governance since the end of apartheid and show how electricity policy is determined by economic, political, and technological factors. I examine the contested negotiation of key policies, which have been fundamental to the introduction of a renewable energy sector. I consider how the new renewable energy sector has evolved thus far and raise key challenges and concerns for its future development.
Subjects: 
South Africa
electricity
renewable energy
political economy
policy
JEL: 
O38
Q28
Q48
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-058-4
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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