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    Namibian policy perspectives on solar energy.
    (2012) Ndhlukula, Kudakwashe
    Namibia’s policy priorities on energy and its development are based on the White Paper on Energy Policy of 1998. The White Paper sets six strategic goals: 1. Effective governance 2. Security of supply 3. Social upliftment 4. Investment and growth 5. Economic competitiveness and efficiency 6. Sustainability. The White Paper also recognises the importance of renewable energy and energy efficiency in Namibia’s socio-economic development as providing ‘sustainability’ and ‘security of supply’ by virtue of diversification and the use of locally available resources. Since the launch of the Policy Paper in 1998, a number of initiatives and renewable energy programmes have been set in motion in partnership with various local and international groups. The country, like most developing countries, faces immense challenges in providing basic infrastructure such as electricity and energy services, in general, to previously disadvantaged communities. Many of these communities reside in communal areas, and they are far too displaced for grid electrification to be deployed cost-effectively. This paper analyses some of these initiatives, especially those that are focussd on solar energy. Some of the key questions to be addressed in the paper are as listed below. 1. What key strategic initiatives and their specific objectives have been implemented so far in the fulfillment of the Policy Paper? 2. How effective and efficient have these initiatives been? 3. What is the level of wider stakeholder involvement in the initiatives? 4. How is financing and quality assurance of solar energy technologies being addressed through the policy framework? 5. What are the inadequacies in the Policy Paper to address the current and future challenges in the solar energy sector?
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    REEECAP Project 1.3 - Energy efficiency in the tourism sector in Namibia: EE competition 2007.
    (2007) REEEI
    The objective of this project is to enhance energy efficiency (EE) in the tourism sector of Namibia. This project aims at making as many tourism enterprises aware of the opportunities of more EE and to reward those who are already implementing EE measures in their lodges, farms, hotels, pensions and community based camp sites or tented camps.
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    Review of electricity policy planning in Namibia.
    (NUST, Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Institute (REEEI)., 2009) Ndhlukula, Kudakwashe
    Namibia’s White Paper on Energy Policy of 1998 is focussed on meeting seven energy goals; security of supply, social upliftment, effective governance, investment and growth, economic competitiveness, economic efficiency and sustainability. The same policy document states that the promotion of the use of renewable energy would be driven through the establishment of adequate institutional and planning framework, the development of human resources, public awareness and suitable financing systems. In an effort to meet these goals, a number of projects and programmes were initiated, implemented and facilitated by the Government and through partnerships with developmental organisations and the private sector.
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    Green labelling, eco-certification and fair trade: Threats and opportunities for Namibia.
    (NUST, Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Institute (REEEI)., 2009) Ndhlukula, Kudakwashe; Du Plessis, Pierre; Montgomery, Sharon (Ed.)
    Labels serve the purpose of allowing consumers to make comparisons and informed choices from among products and or services in a category. Environmental labels focus primarily on consumption rather than production of goods. Organic labels specify a particular production method without necessarily requiring proof of environmental improvement. Ecolabels communicate the environmental impacts over the life cycle of the product – “from cradle to grave”