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Relationship between education and households’ electricity-saving behaviour in South Africa: A multilevel logistic analysis

Kabeya Clement Mulamba
This paper investigates the relationship between the education level of household heads and households’ energy-saving practices at the micro-level in South Africa. It uses the community survey of 2016 as data source. Multilevel logistic models are estimated to account for heterogeneity that...
Jun 2021
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Structural Breaks in Renewable Energy in South Africa: A Bai & Perron Test Approach

Jaco Pieter Weideman and Roula Inglesi-Lotz
South Africa has been struggling to cope with its energy demand. In order to remedy the problem, the government of South Africa has committed itself to pursuing renewable energy as a viable alternative to traditional sources such as fossil fuels. The aim of this study is to understand whether or...
Apr 2016
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Electricity Intensities of the OECD and South Africa: A Comparison

R. Inglesi-Lotz and J. Blignaut
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...
Sep 2012
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South Africa’s Electricity Consumption: A Sectoral Decomposition Analysis

R. Inglesi-Lotz and J. Blignaut
South Africa's electricity consumption has increased sharply since the early 1990s. Here we conduct a sectoral decomposition analysis of the electricity consumption for the period 1993 to 2006, to determine the main drivers of this increase. The results show that the increase was due mainly to...
Feb 2011
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