Energy Transition | Cosatu calls for rehabilitation of coal-mining communities

South Africa has secured over R130-billion to develop cleaner energy sources. The money will come from wealthier nations, over a period of three to five years, and in various forms, including grants. For more, eNCA speaks to Matthew Parks of Cosatu. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Trade Union Federation, Cosatu wants the funds secured to facilitate the country’s transition from coal to be directed towards coal worker communities.

South Africa has secured a series of grants and private investments amounting to R131-billion.

READ: SA secures R130bn for energy transition

The deal with wealthier nations was announced at the climate change conference underway in Scotland.

It will assist Eskom to re-purpose coal-fired power stations, which are due for decommissioning over the next 15 years.


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