The City of Cape Town has just signed a 20 year contract to buy wind energy from a yet-to-be-built generating farm at Darling on the West Coast (in South Africa).

“Ultimately we would like to see Cape Town become one of the world’s leaders in sustainable energy,” said city mayor Helen Zille in a statement issued at the signing ceremony.

The “green” electricity is to be sold at a premium to consumers willing to pay extra to play their part in combating global warming.

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