Thursday, May 10, 2007

South Africian Electricity

In south Africa for the next 10 days, and on reading the local newspaper I was surprised to read that a member of parliament is pushing the government to act on climate change. He suggested that every person can pay a part in reducing their energy and electricity, but admitted that reliance on renewable energy will cost more than three times as much as conventional methods.

Personally, charging south Africans three times the price for electricity will just create a greater divide between the rich and the poor. I would have thought that making sure that electricity is actually available for all Africans would be more important than reducing it and making it less accessible for all south Africans.

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