Sustainable Energy Solutions for South Africa Ensuring Public Participation and Improved Accountability in Policy Processes

"The objectives of the meeting are embedded in a political economy approach which deals with dominant development ideas, institutions, incentives and interest groups that draft, shape and drive policy processes. Participants of the Energy Caucus broke up into smaller discussion groups to talk about key issues concerning engagements in energy-related policy processes. Each group then submitted key points underlining their thinking about the way forward for campaigns and issues. The Energy Caucus is a loose network of individuals, organisations and members of civil society working on energy issues in South Africa. It focuses on how energy issues intersect with a degrading environment, social and health impacts, and fence-line communities who come up against big, polluting corporations and experience the brunt of energy poverty."