Call for industrial sector to save energy

Mail and Guardian 22 February 2013.

A 5% reduction would equate to 6 000 gigawatt hours a year and would cost less than new power plants.
Large energy consumers have warned that Eskom’s proposed electricity hikes of 16% a year for five years threaten economic growth and jobs. But environmental experts argue that energy-efficiency measures are being overlooked as a way to address power shortages and rising costs. Some estimate that the cost of energy-saving technologies could be four times less than the cost of new power plants…

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