Gas Pressure: Exploring the case for gas-fired power in South Africa
This webinar, organized in partnership with WWF South Africa, provided participants with a first look at findings from the new International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) report Gas Pressure: Exploring the case for gas-fired power in South Africa, presenting key takeaways and recommendations.
Within the power sector, this report examines the increasing risks associated with natural gas, the improvements in alternatives, and ways the energy mix could evolve. From this, the report provides recommendations on how South Africa could alleviate the constrained power system, reduce the chances of stranded assets, and meet climate change objectives.
Through a panel discussion and a Q&A session, participants engaged in a debate on whether South Africa should be investing in a gas-to-power sector now, given the disruptive changes in the energy landscape.
Ellen Davies, Senior Research Advisor, The African Climate Foundation
Launching Gas Pressure: Exploring the case for gas-fired power in South Africa Report
Richard Halsey, Policy Advisor, IISD
Shruti Sharma, Senior Policy Advisor, IISD
- Clyde Mallinson, Director, Virtual Energy and Power
- Peter Attard Montalto, Head of Capital Markets Research, Intellidex
- Crescent Mushwana, Principal Engineer, Energy Systems Research Group, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
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