Aug 06, 2012
Winde sees big jobs potential in Western Cape green economyBack
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Western Cape Finance, Economic Development and Tourism Minister Alan Winde said on Monday that employment in the province’s green economy was expected to increase from 3 000 jobs in 2010 to 12 000 by 2015, 16 000 by 2020 and 20 000 by 2025.
“Green Cape and the Western Cape government are currently in discussion with various stakeholders on the implementation of smart energy grids that would enable individual firms and households to install hybrid energy generation systems and feed excess power into the grid.”
“We also want to establish the Western Cape as South Africa’s centre for the manufacturing of renewable energy technologies, with a focus on future-oriented technology. Our trade promotion agency Wesgro is working closely with potential investors in this sector to support their investment decisions, providing detailed investment information and facilitating business linkages between potential partners across the value chain.
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