Experts believe the solutions to all of Eskom’s problems lie in converting to gas to eliminate coal pollution.
The investigation shows that gas will eventually be cheaper than coal, while the gas plant will cause about 80% less air pollution.
However, the conversion will be accompanied by high expenses, and the power supplier does not have a single cent to accomplish it.
In addition to the cost of conversion, there is the fear that renewed efforts will be made to mine the Great Karoo for underground gas, while destroying the region’s underground water.
A Brazilian expert says they have gained years of experience with clean energy systems such as hydro-energy generation, sugarcane and ethanol, which can all help to produce cleaner generation.