The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in South Africa has questioned the integrity of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa's (NERSA) public hearings into Eskom's proposed tariff hike.
The WWF says it also questions the intentions behind the energy ministry's publication of a purported Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) on the last day of 2009.
In a press statement, WWF points out that, "Minister of Energy Dipuo Peters has decreed, by way of the Government Gazette, the nature and timing of new electricity generation to be installed over the next five years.”
It further says such a decision potentially removes the prospect for meaningful consideration of stakeholder input and interests into Eskom's controversial tariff increase applications.
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