Electricity Intensities of the OECD and South Africa: A Comparison
AbstractImproving a country’s electricity efficiency is considered one of the important ways to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and to meet its commitments concerning climate change mitigation. In this paper, we conduct a comparative analysis between South Africa and OECD members’ total and sectoral electricity intensities. This is done to establish a sense of South Africa’s relative performance in this regard, to ascertain the possible scope for improvement and, if such scope exists, to determine in which of the industrial sectors.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Pretoria, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 201106.
Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2011
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- Inglesi-Lotz, R. & Blignaut, J.N., 2012. "Electricity intensities of the OECD and South Africa: A comparison," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 16(7), pages 4491-4499.
- R. Inglesi-Lotz & J. Blignaut, 2011. "Electricity Intensities of the OECD and South Africa: A Comparison," Working Papers 204, Economic Research Southern Africa.
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