Motion without Notice by Honourable Mokoane Collen on the energy saving plan

31 May 2011

I hereby move without notice:

That the Council-

Notes that the government has announced an energy-saving plan which seeks to divert households from the use of electricity for cooking and space heating to gas, by assisting households to meet the cost of switching from electricity to gas for cooking and developing a scheme offering a free basic supply of gas to poor households;

Further notes that the plan is also in line with President Jacob Zuma and the ANC`s declaration to make 2011 a year of job creation by promoting the local manufacture of gas cylinders to cut the cost of distribution and to create jobs;

Welcomes this important initiative and commends the government for such an innovative plan and its compelling and innovative interventions.