SA UCG Association
Revision date: 30 April 2014
1.1. Coal is foreseen to continue to play a substantial role in the South African (SA) energy mix,as it is an in-country energy source, largely independent of exchange rates and international oil prices and freely available. However, for coal to contribute to a sustainable energy future, it is necessary to accelerate the evaluation and development of cleaner coal solutions and more efficient conversion technologies.. The South African energy position is such that evaluation and development of cleaner coal options need to progress alongside that of alternative energy sources.