Minister pleased with efficiency

2016-05-25 06:00

SOUTH AFRICA has so far achieved an economy-wide energy efficiency improvement of 23,7%, which is well beyond the 12% overall energy demand reduction that was committed to in 2005 through this strategy. Minister of Energy Tina Joemat-Pettersson announced this at the Energy Efficiency Label unveiling in Cape Town on Tuesday, 17 May.

“We urge all South Africans to save energy and support the national effort to improve energy efficiency. It is in your hands! Let’s not take a bold step only during set occasions like Earth Hour – we must save energy as part of our daily lives,” she said.

Joemat-Pettersson said the achievement was in terms of the current status with respect to the Energy Efficiency Target Monitoring System (EETMS). She said in 2015, South Africa had successfully completed the establishment of the EETMS in an effort to track the achievements of the targets that had been set out in the 2005 South African National Energy Efficiency Strategy.

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