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Fuel Consumption Data in South Africa
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Fuel Consumption Data in South Africa

Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DME) Quarterly Fuel Consumption Data South Africa is aiming to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 398 – 510 MtCO2e by 2025, and to 350 – 420 MtCO2e by 2030, under its latest Paris Agreement Pledge.Various proxy indicators can be used to monitor trends in greenhouse gas emissions. Some...

Challenges to the Adoption of Electric Cars in South Africa Include Import Duties and Limited Local Production
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Challenges to the Adoption of Electric Cars in South Africa Include Import Duties and Limited Local Production

The transport sector in South Africa is the second largest emitter of GHG in the country, responsible for 10.8% of GHG emissions, with road transport accounting for more than 90% of these emissions. From 2000 up to now, there has been a steady increase in GHG emissions from passenger cars. In 2000, GHG emissions from...

South Africa is Ranked 96 out of 182 Countries in Terms of Climate Change Vulnerability and Its Preparedness to Enhance Resilience
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South Africa is Ranked 96 out of 182 Countries in Terms of Climate Change Vulnerability and Its Preparedness to Enhance Resilience

According to Notre Dame Global Adaptation InitiativeDroughts, floods, storms, landslides, and wildfires are becoming more prevalent across the globe due to climate change. In South Africa, more than 100 natural disasters were reported from 1900 to 2017, affecting 21 million people, causing 2200 fatalities, and with an estimated loss of 4.5 billion USD. More recently,...

South Africa: Climate Progress Indicators
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South Africa: Climate Progress Indicators

Small increases in installed renewable energy capacity while significant increases in fuel consumptionThe Climate Progress Report for South Africa was published by Climate Scorecard in April 2022. This article gives an update on the performance indicators.TABLE Measurement Category          Frequency Data Source Baseline Measurement First Measurement Value Date Value Date Amount of CO2 emissions Monthly Eskom...

South Africa: Climate Progress Report
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South Africa: Climate Progress Report

Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Eskom (Monthly and Annually) Eskom, the South African electricity public utility, is the largest GHG emitter on the African continent [1]. Thus, in order to measure the progress that South Africa is making in terms of reducing its emissions by 2050, it is crucial to monitor Eskom’s emissions. Eskom regularly publishes...

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