“A South African Renewable Energy Guide for Local Government, 2nd Edition.”(Thompson-Smeddle ed., 2015) was funded by the Hanns Seidel Foundation. The first edition was launched by Helen Zille in October 2012. This guide has been used to train government officials throughout South Africa. View promotional news clip on YouTube. Second edition books can be ordered Here. Since the publication of the first edition of the South African Renewable Energy Guide for Local Government, sustainable energy generation has become more cost effective, and in many instances renewables are now more economically viable than non-renewables. This narrowing gap in costs, coupled with an increased awareness of the environmental benefits of renewables, has greatly stimulated the sustainable energy market. Over the last several years, metropolitan municipalities have engaged with innovative, cost-effective sustainable energy projects and solutions. Medium and smaller municipalities are beginning to understand the roles and responsibilities of the various stakeholders in the energy sector. In line with these developments, this second edition provides useful information and solid examples of how politicians, city managers and government officials, in partnership with communities, can facilitate the adoption of renewable energy systems and technologies to achieve a more sustainable energy future for all.
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