Pin your energy hopes on the weather and you’d better have candles and torches at the ready. Reliable and affordable electricity supplies are the cornerstone of economic development, around the globe. And, whereas, until recently at least, the wealthy West has tended to take 24 x 365 power for granted, developing economies are not so blasé.
Dragging the rural poor out of abject poverty generally starts with a diesel generator providing power to villagers. Then, as finances improve, a grid is laid out to deliver coal-fired power, cheaply and reliably.
South Africa was a case in point. Until, that is, renewable energy rent-seekers took over.
Vijay Jayataj explains why South Africans are enjoying a very dark ages renaissance.
South Africa: Warmism creates blackouts
6 June 2022
South Africa — supposedly one of Africa’s advanced economies — is reeling under severe power shortages and daily rolling blackouts…