Malmström raises EU’s concern over South Africa’s stance towards renewables IPPs

European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström confirmed on Tuesday that she had communicated the European Union’s (EU’s) unhappiness over Eskom’s refusal to enter into contracts with renewable-energy independent power producers (IPPs), some of which are European, directly with the South African government. Malmström is in South Africa this week to promote opportunities associated with the recently concluded Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and six Southern African …