South African approaches to MRV of mitigation actions: the case of installing solar water heaters

 

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dc.contributor.author Rennkamp, Britta
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-08T07:49:01Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-08T07:49:01Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Rennkamp, B. (2012). South African approaches to MRV of mitigation actions: The case of installing solar water heaters. Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town, Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16870
dc.description.abstract How to measure, report and verify (MRV) mitigation actions? This question calls growing attention in the international negotiations on climate change, because industrialized countries agreed to support developing countries in their efforts of reducing emissions through so-called ‘nationally appropriate mitigation actions’ (NAMAs). In the process of defining those NAMAs, the question stands out how the emission reductions can be verified. This case study illustrates the way ‘MRV’ works in the case of solar water heating. South Africa has no officially registered NAMAs in the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) yet. Therefore, we chose one of the most advanced ‘mitigation action’, which is the roll out program for solar water heating, which is a key energy efficiency program. We find that the incentive system matters for collecting data for MRV. The responsible agency for the incentive needs to provide for data collection. The process becomes easier if previsions for MRV are already made in the stage of designing the policy. We recommend to design the MRV system of mitigation based on existing structures, such as the measurement and verification (M&V) standards, which apply to the monitor efficiency programs. We further recommend to make the data collection and management transparent, and to designate an independent, cross-sectorial agency to support the government in the data management and quality control, to ensure coherent and reliable reporting. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en_ZA
dc.source Energy Research Centre en_ZA
dc.subject.other United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Organization)
dc.subject.other Solar energy
dc.title South African approaches to MRV of mitigation actions: the case of installing solar water heaters en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-02-04T08:03:30Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords mitigation actions en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords renewable energy en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords solar water heaters en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department Energy Research Centre en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Rennkamp, B. (2012). South African approaches to MRV of mitigation actions: the case of installing solar water heaters. <i>Energy Research Centre</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16870 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Rennkamp, Britta "South African approaches to MRV of mitigation actions: the case of installing solar water heaters." <i>Energy Research Centre</i> (2012) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16870 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Rennkamp B. South African approaches to MRV of mitigation actions: the case of installing solar water heaters. Energy Research Centre. 2012; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16870. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Rennkamp, Britta AB - How to measure, report and verify (MRV) mitigation actions? This question calls growing attention in the international negotiations on climate change, because industrialized countries agreed to support developing countries in their efforts of reducing emissions through so-called ‘nationally appropriate mitigation actions’ (NAMAs). In the process of defining those NAMAs, the question stands out how the emission reductions can be verified. This case study illustrates the way ‘MRV’ works in the case of solar water heating. South Africa has no officially registered NAMAs in the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) yet. Therefore, we chose one of the most advanced ‘mitigation action’, which is the roll out program for solar water heating, which is a key energy efficiency program. We find that the incentive system matters for collecting data for MRV. The responsible agency for the incentive needs to provide for data collection. The process becomes easier if previsions for MRV are already made in the stage of designing the policy. We recommend to design the MRV system of mitigation based on existing structures, such as the measurement and verification (M&V) standards, which apply to the monitor efficiency programs. We further recommend to make the data collection and management transparent, and to designate an independent, cross-sectorial agency to support the government in the data management and quality control, to ensure coherent and reliable reporting. DA - 2012 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Energy Research Centre LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2012 T1 - South African approaches to MRV of mitigation actions: the case of installing solar water heaters TI - South African approaches to MRV of mitigation actions: the case of installing solar water heaters UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16870 ER - en_ZA


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