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"Energy is fundamentally political"

Interview with Tasneem Essop on decentralised renewable energy systems



Tasneem Essop has recently founded the Energy Democracy Initiative South Africa. The initiative aims to establish community-owned renewable energy systems. How is that goal going to be achieved? What are possible obstacles by regulatory institutions? At the occasion of the Bonn Symposium 2017, Tasneem Essop gives an insight into her motivation and maps out the planned project phases.

The interview is also available as a video:

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