National Energy Act 34 of 2008

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34 of 2008

The National Energy Act 34 of 2008  aims:

  • to ensure that diverse energy resources are available, in sustainable quantities and at affordable prices, to the South African economy in support of economic growth and poverty alleviation, taking into account environmental management requirements and interactions amongst economic sectors;
  • to provide for energy planning, increased generation and consumption of renewable energies, contingency energy supply, holding of strategic energy feedstocks and carriers, adequate investment in, appropriate upkeep and access to energy infrastructure;
  • to provide measures for the furnishing of certain data and information regarding energy demand, supply and generation;
  • to establish an institution to be responsible for promotion of efficient generation and consumption of energy and energy research; and
  • to provide for all matters connected therewith.


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