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Energy: Demand and Supply

Examining the determinants of electricity demand by South African households per income level

J.A Bohlmann, R. Inglesi-Lotz
For the period 1975 - 2016, this paper examines the determinants of the residential demand for electricity in South Africa including disposable income, electricity prices, food prices as well as the impact of the 2007/08 load-shedding wave and the 2008 electricity price restructuring. Given the...
Sep 2020
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"The Power of Nudging: Using Feedback, Competition and Responsibility Assignment to Save Electricity in a Non-Residential Setting”

Rebecca Klege, Martine Visser, Saugato Datta, Matthew Darling
We use behavioural insights to design nudges leveraging social comparison and assignment of responsibility aimed at reducing electricity consumption in a large provincial government office building with 24 floors. Results from a randomized control trial show that floors participating in a treatment...
Sep 2018
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Energy Consumption in South African Hotels: A Panel Data Analysis

Love O. Idahosa, Nyankomo Marwa and Joseph O. Akotey
Addressing the large energy consumption of hotels requires an understanding of the factors that drive this consumption. This enquiry is crucial for South Africa which has experienced significant strain in meeting its domestic energy demand. This has occurred alongside increases in international...
Jun 2017
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An Economy-Wide Evaluation of New Power Generation in South Africa: The Case of Kusile and Medupi

J. A.Bohlmann., H. R. Bohlmann, and R. Inglesi-Lotz
The South African economy has suffered over the past decade due to a lack of adequate electricity supply. With two new coal-fired power stations, Kusile and Medupi, scheduled to come online over a six year period (2014-2019), their additional generation capacity is expected to restore electricity...
Jun 2015
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Demand for cooking fuels in a developing country. To what extent do taste and preferences matter?

Wisdom Akpalu, Isaac Dasmani and Peter B. Aglobitse
Overreliance on biomass energy, such as firewood and charcoal, for cooking in developing countries has contributed to high rates of deforestation and resulted in substantial indoor pollution which has negatively impacted the health of many individuals. However, the effectiveness of public policies...
Sep 2011
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