Apprehension arises as South Africa’s Green Hydrogen Project Gains momentum

The Green Hydrogen project in South Africa has been making significant strides in its development, with intentions set to build a large-scale facility within the Northern Cape. The project aims to support the country's transition towards sustainable energy sources by utilizing solar and wind energy, to manufacture hydrogen fuel through the process of electrolysis. The government plans to develop 10 Gigawatt (GW) and 15 GW of electrolysis capacity in the Northern Cape region by 2030 and 2040, respectively, and while stability, economic growth, and the creation of numerous jobs are the project's stated objectives, the green hydrogen movement has its critics and naysayers. Neville van Rooy, community co-ordinator for Green Connection spoke on behalf of the members of the public stating the following........INSERT [ VAN ROOY] He concludes by stating that to guarantee that the project's implementation is sustainable and advantageous for all stakeholders, conversations have to start around the importance of thorough planning and consideration of communities and their surroundings.

Journalist: Tasha-Ree Kella

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