Insight of the Week: 77% of South Africans Believe Renewable Energy Use Will Be More Common in the Next Decade

As South Africans continue to experience frequent power outages, over three-quarters of South Africans (77%) believe the use of renewable energy will probably or definitely become widespread in the next decade. 

The energy crisis in South Africa has resulted from aging power infrastructure, mismanagement of the state-owned electricity company, and a lack of investment in new power generation capacity. However, most South Africans are optimistic that the country can soon turn to renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. 

Source: GlobeScan Healthy & Sustainable Living report (online survey of 663 people in the general public in South Africa in June ‒ July 2022)​