South Africa regulator approves controversial floating power plants


South Africa's energy regulator approved licenses for controversial floating power plants, drawing criticisms over the about turn on adopting the highly polluting energy generation method. — REUTERS

South Africa's energy regulator on Tuesday approved generating licenses for three controversial floating power plants, stoking environmental concerns as Africa's most industrialised nation grapples with electricity shortages.

Turkey-based Karpowership, one of the world's largest floating power plant operators, in March won a government tender to supplement South Africa's fragile electricity supply with gas-to-power projects at three ports.

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