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A greenhouse gas emissions inventory for South Africa: A comparative analysis


  • Seymore, R.
  • Inglesi-Lotz, R.
  • Blignaut, J.


An energy-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory for South Africa for various years is presented, but most notably an estimate for 2008, in terms of industrial sectors using the energy balances of South Africa is given. This figure is estimated to be between 470,000 and 550,000Gg of CO2-equiv. with the higher number probably being a more realistic reflection. This information is compared to six other inventories to (i) assess the robustness of the results presented, and (ii) to comment on the stability of the inventories available.

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  • Seymore, R. & Inglesi-Lotz, R. & Blignaut, J., 2014. "A greenhouse gas emissions inventory for South Africa: A comparative analysis," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 34(C), pages 371-379.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:34:y:2014:i:c:p:371-379
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2014.03.028

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