The development of Namibia's renewable energy regime

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Glazewski, Jan en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Young, Michaela en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Heita, Natalia Ndatilohamba en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-21T09:36:17Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-21T09:36:17Z
dc.date.issued 2015 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Heita, N. 2015. The development of Namibia's renewable energy regime. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15167
dc.description.abstract As is the case with many countries, Namibia has an economy dependent on fossil fuels. The country is, however, blessed with abundant and diverse - but as yet unexploited - renewable energy (RE) resources that could be used for improving the livelihood of the vast majority of its 2.2 million people. Today the conflict between energy production from fossil fuels and protection of the environment is intensifying and this compels all countries to search for means of resolving this conflict. Developing RE through the enactment of enabling legislation and implementation of relevant policy is one important step towards attaining the ideal of an energy-secure future. This state of affairs is not unique to Namibia, as most countries with abundant RE sources are striving to promote and deploy RE in their respective regimes through appropriate policies and legal frameworks. This study examines Germany and Ghana from, respectively, the developed and developing world, as leading countries that have established a proactive RE regime. However, such a regime can only be successfully achieved if countries, including Namibia, adopt laws and policies that promote and encourage the use of RE in order to move away from fossil fuel dependence to a greener economy. Thus the study seeks to investigate RE resources in Namibia and their potential development. It outlines the current legislation pertaining to the regulation of RE in Namibia. As such, the study further examines the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) guidelines and draws examples from other regimes, particularly Germany and Ghana, in order to provide a guideline for the enactment of a general Energy Act with a particular chapter on RE. It concludes with recommendations as to how Namibia can secure a sustainable energy future. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Marine and Environmental Law en_ZA
dc.subject.other Legal Frameworks en_ZA
dc.subject.other Renewable energy en_ZA
dc.title The development of Namibia's renewable energy regime en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Law en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Institute of Marine and Environmental Law en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname LLM en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Heita, N. N. (2015). <i>The development of Namibia's renewable energy regime</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Law ,Institute of Marine and Environmental Law. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15167 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Heita, Natalia Ndatilohamba. <i>"The development of Namibia's renewable energy regime."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Law ,Institute of Marine and Environmental Law, 2015. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15167 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Heita NN. The development of Namibia's renewable energy regime. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Law ,Institute of Marine and Environmental Law, 2015 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15167 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Heita, Natalia Ndatilohamba AB - As is the case with many countries, Namibia has an economy dependent on fossil fuels. The country is, however, blessed with abundant and diverse - but as yet unexploited - renewable energy (RE) resources that could be used for improving the livelihood of the vast majority of its 2.2 million people. Today the conflict between energy production from fossil fuels and protection of the environment is intensifying and this compels all countries to search for means of resolving this conflict. Developing RE through the enactment of enabling legislation and implementation of relevant policy is one important step towards attaining the ideal of an energy-secure future. This state of affairs is not unique to Namibia, as most countries with abundant RE sources are striving to promote and deploy RE in their respective regimes through appropriate policies and legal frameworks. This study examines Germany and Ghana from, respectively, the developed and developing world, as leading countries that have established a proactive RE regime. However, such a regime can only be successfully achieved if countries, including Namibia, adopt laws and policies that promote and encourage the use of RE in order to move away from fossil fuel dependence to a greener economy. Thus the study seeks to investigate RE resources in Namibia and their potential development. It outlines the current legislation pertaining to the regulation of RE in Namibia. As such, the study further examines the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) guidelines and draws examples from other regimes, particularly Germany and Ghana, in order to provide a guideline for the enactment of a general Energy Act with a particular chapter on RE. It concludes with recommendations as to how Namibia can secure a sustainable energy future. DA - 2015 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 T1 - The development of Namibia's renewable energy regime TI - The development of Namibia's renewable energy regime UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15167 ER - en_ZA


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