It would be better to proactively restructure South Africa's electricity sector to spur innovation and investment and reduce costs before another crisis hits and further derails the economy.
Modelling done for the Climate Institute indicates that without big policy changes Australia's path to zero emissions from the electricity sector by 2050 would mean huge disruption after 2030.
Internet connections could one day come from solar-powered planes that fly for months or even longer at a time.
Tough Tory manifesto commitments and hatred of wind farms from the right will make it hard for the new government to meet its EU renewables commitments. Scotland might be able to help.