energy [r]evolution

South Africa scenario

Publication - January 6, 2010
Aggressive investment in renewable power generation and energy efficiency could provide three quarters of South Africa’s electricity by 2050, slashing over 200 million tons of CO2 emissions annually, the equivalent of 10 coal-fired power stations, and protecting the climate. Such a move could also lower the country’s electricity bill by US$ 46 billion.

The report, ‘Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable South Africa Energy Outlook’, produced by the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) and Greenpeace, provides a practical blueprint for rapidly cutting energy-related CO2 emissions in order to help ensure that greenhouse gas emissions peak and then fall by 2015, something that climate scientists agree is necessary in order to avoid dangerous climate change.

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