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Title: Barriers to the integration of the water-energy nexus in policy and practice in Southern Africa and future research opportunities
Authors: Boulle, Michael
Wlokas, Holle Linnea
Prasad, Gisela
Keywords: WATER
ENERGY
RENEWABLE ENERGY
CLIMATE CHANGE
SOUTHERN AFRICA
NEXUS
CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION
CAPACITY BUILDING
Date: 2012
Publisher: Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, ZA
Abstract: Conventional energy generation is a fundamental cause for competing demands on natural resources of both water and energy sectors, and is a significant contributor to anthropogenic climate change. This research seeks to identify barriers to wide-scale penetration of renewable energy technologies (RETs) in Southern Africa, investigating cases in Namibia, Botswana and Mozambique. The framework provides analysis through several factors: market failure, market distortions, economic, financial, institutional, technical, social, cultural and behavioural, and other barriers. Following the barrier identification, a review of policy was conducted. Countries are moving closer towards solutions for water and energy as well as understanding the linkages.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/50242
Project Number: 106298
Project Title: Clean Energy and Water : an Assessment of Services for Adaptation to Climate Change
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