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South Africa
NATIONAL LEGISLATION OVERVIEWS
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National Energy Act, No. 34 of 2008

Long title


To ensure that diverse energy resources are available, in sustainable quantities and at affordable prices, to the South African economy in support of economic growth and poverty alleviation, taking into account environmental management requirements and interactions amongst economic sectors; to provide for energy planning, increased generation and consumption of renewable energies, contingency energy supply, holding of strategic energy feedstocks and carriers, adequate investment in, appropriate upkeep and access to energy infrastructure; to provide measures for the furnishing of certain data and information regarding energy demand, supply and generation; to establish an institution to be responsible for promotion of efficient generation and consumption of energy and energy research; and to provide for all matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
CHAPTER 1. DEFINITIONS AND OBJECTS
1. Definitions
2. Objects of Act
CHAPTER 2. ENERGY SUPPLY, OPTIMISATION AND UTILISATION
3. Provision of data and access to data sources
4. Safety, health and environment
5. Energy access by households
CHAPTER 3. INTEGRATED ENERGY PLANNING
6. Integrated energy planning
CHAPTER 4. SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL ENERGY DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
7. Establishment of South African National Energy Development Institute
8. Constitution of South African National Energy Development Institute
9. South African National Energy Development Institute subcommittees for specific purposes
10. Meetings of Board of South African National Energy Development Institute
11. Chief Executive Officer of South African National Energy Development Institute
12. South African National Energy Development Institute employees and conditions of service
13. Transitional provisions
14. Funding of South African National Energy Development Institute
15. Accounting and auditing at South African National Energy Development Institute
16. Discoveries, inventions and improvements

CHAPTER 5. SECURITY OF SUPPLY
17. Acquisition and maintenance of national strategic energy feedstocks and carriers
18. Investment in and maintenance of Energy Infrastructure
CHAPTER 6. GENERAL PROVISIONS
19. Regulations
20. Offences and penalties
21. Short title and commencement
 
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