South Africa Feed-in Bill Introduced

By Paul Gipe


On October 28, 2008 South African MP Ruth Rabinowitz of the Inkatha Freedom Party introduced a private members bill for the introduction of feed-in tariffs.

Rabinowitz and several other parliamentarians, including the Democratic Alliance’s Gareth Morgan as well as Lance Greyling of the Independent Democrats, have formed eREACT for “e parliament Renewable Energy Activists” in support of the feed-in tariff bill.

“In its current form, Feed-In Tariffs began in Germany. They have had a huge impact on the uptake of renewable energy in countries where they have been implemented. The idea was widely advocated by the World Futures Council to members of parliament from around the world at a hearing in Amboseli in Kenya, which I attended”, said Rabinowitz in a press release.

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