Estimating greenhouse gas emissions associated with achieving universal access to electricity in South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.author Tait, Louise
dc.contributor.author Winkler, Harald
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-08T13:25:40Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-08T13:25:40Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Tait, L., & Winkler, H. (2012). Estimating greenhouse gas emissions associated with achieving universal access to electricity for all households in South Africa. Journal of Energy Southern Africa. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16908
dc.description.abstract Climate change, energy security and achieving universal electricity access for all households are all pressing issues that South Africa must address. These objectives need not be trade-offs, however, and achieving electricity access for the poor does not justify the building of large coal-fired power stations or threaten South Africa’s climate change objectives. This paper estimates the electricity demand from the residential sector to 2020 resulting from universal access, and finds that electricity for low-income households would constitute only a small addition to total electricity demand and would represent only a minor portion of output from the coal-fired power station, Medupi. Furthermore, emissions from the additional electricity consumed by newly connected households would have a negligible impact on South Africa’s emissions profile. 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 Climatic changes
dc.subject.other Electrification
dc.subject.other Sustainable development
dc.title Estimating greenhouse gas emissions associated with achieving universal access to electricity in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-02-03T12:55:46Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords greenhouse gas emissions en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords access to electricity en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords south africa en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Energy Research Centre en_ZA
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