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DoE calms fears over gazette notices regarding energy projects

Environment 2 months ago

The Department of Environmental Affairs has proposed to reduce the application waiting period for authorisation of large-scale environmental infrastructure projects.


25 Aug 2020
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DoE calms fears over gazette notices regarding energy projects

An aerial view of a coal fired power station on the Vaal River. Photo: iStock

The Department of Environmental Affairs gazetted a series of government notices for public comment on July, with the first set of notices dealing with procedures when submitting an application for environmental authorisation for development projects, said department spokesperson Albi Modise. These projects include gas transmission pipelines, large wind and solar PV installations and electricity grid infrastructure. The gas pipelines development would be within the Strategic Gas Pipeline Corridors while the other two projects would be developed within Renewable Energy Development Zones (REDZ). This will be applicable gas pipelines developed within the Strategic Gas Pipeline Corridors. “These developments are not to...

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