EDITORIAL: Delay hampers green power

Business Day 4 July 2011.

Time for decision on renewable energy tariffs.

THE confusion about the government’s intentions regarding the implementation of Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariffs (REFITS) is frustrating investors and could jeopardise the government’s renewable energy targets. Deliberations between the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa), the Department of Energy, the Treasury, and the Development Bank of Southern Africa have meant that a process started in 2007 to regulate the sale of renewable energy has yet to come to fruition…