Using degraded land to drive renewable energy development

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Using degraded land to drive renewable energy development

Degraded land can be used to create renewable energy solutions for communities, according to a feasibility study by Promethium Carbon for a community based renewable energy project. The feasibility study, funded by the Prosperity Fund under the British High Commission, was presented in Johannesburg on 17 March.

The project aimed to diversify the economic activities in the area and reduce dependency on mining, therefore building community resilience. The added benefit is energy produced with low carbon emissions, contributing to South Africa’s national greenhouse gas mitigation efforts, as well as restoring the grasslands to their original pre-mining state.

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