Set up renewable energy only in localised areas . This will allow for the removal of hundreds of kilometres of wiring and electricity could be free except for a small maintenance cost once it is installed. This would take a maximum of 5 years.
( probably a bulk price would be lower) :
After that electricity could be almost free. And no blackouts.
ENERGY SOURCES USED BY THE NATS AND THE ANC :
South Africa is the highest carbon producer per capita in the world, due to the use of low grade coal for power at distances far from the users.
It takes huge amounts of carbon dioxide producing vehicles to extract the coal, a lot of rock for a little coal. This has to be carried far to be used, carried in fossil fuel using vehicles. If the power is produced in Phalaborwa, it dissipates almost 80% en route to the users along the lines. This energy is very foolish as it is producing huge amounts of carbon dioxide for little energy and this carbon dioxide is warming the planet beyond what it can sustain.
DIESEL, PETROL AND GAS (big causes of global warming)
Oil, from which petrol, diesel gas is refined, is the bodies of plants and animals that lived billions of years ago, took the carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere to turn them into a carbohydrate of their own body, then because they died, they were covered with other bodies or silt, they did not rot, therefore holding the old carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere for all that time. By burning them we return the carbon dioxide to the atmosphere and so once again we are regaining the atmosphere we used to have billions of years ago when most of the species on earth today could not survive because of the heat.
To prevent further global warming which will lead to the extinction of ourselves and many other species by the end of this century, we need to stop using fossil fuel and try and reverse what we have done.
This energy source is recent and perhaps one of the most foolish things Man has ever done. Biofuels are grown with chemical monoculture which is in itself extremely environmentally damaging, responsible for the poisoning of our seas, rivers, and underground water supplies with the use of pesticides and chemical fertilisers.
Also responsible for the loss of our topsoil and in tropical forests is setting free the carbon dioxide that has been locked away from circulation in the atmosphere for thousands of years as peat ( basically pickled trees).
The energy required to produce and transport the fertilisers and pesticides, the tractors, the transporting and the burning make almost all biofuels NOT A NET GENERATOR OF ENERGY BUT A NET USER.