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Electricity Intensities of the OECD and South Africa: A Comparison

  • Roula Inglesi-Lotz

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    (Department of Economics, University of Pretoria)

  • James Blignaut

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    (Department of Economics, University of Pretoria)

Improving 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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Paper provided by University of Pretoria, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 201106.

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Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2011
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Handle: RePEc:pre:wpaper:201106
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