Electricity Intensities of the OECD and South Africa: A Comparison

23 September 2012
Publication Type: Working Paper
JEL Code: Q3, Q4

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.

Working Paper 204
1 September 2012
Journal: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review, 2012