Energy Observer to call in South Africa and highlight energy transition issues

Running for the sixth consecutive year, the hydrogen-powered Energy Observer’s 80th stopover will be in Cape Town, South Africa from June 12-20.

Docking alongside the vessel’s education exhibition village at the V&A Waterfront, the South Africa stopover will be held at a time when energy has become a key issue for the country and continent.

South Africa has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, however as power cuts affect the country regularly, the transition to a less carbon-intensive energy mix is becoming a question of public health.

During COP26 in Glasgow, the UK, US and EU committed to support the Just Energy Transition to accelerate the decarbonisation of the South African economy by accompanying the country in its gradual exit from coal. The established three priorities are the energy sector; green hydrogen; and electric vehicles.

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