DURBAN - South Africa is behind the world in moving away from fossil fuels, according to environmental groups opposing Eskom's plan to build a gas power plant in KwaZulu-Natal's Richards Bay.
The South Durban Community Environmental Alliance, and Groundwork, say the proposed plant will be costly and have a seriously negative effect on the environment.
They have taken the matter to the high court.
The South Durban Community Environmental Alliance's Desmond D'Sa said: "The whole power plant would take at least about 10 years.
"It will be huge amount of money where as you can generate power overnight over at a very low cost.
"The science is there...the second thing we must realise is that we have got powership in Richards Bay that is another argument and we know some corporations are moving away from fossil fuel to much more healthier environmental friendly energy."