Who is to pay for South Africa's electricity?

Baker, Lucy (2015) Who is to pay for South Africa's electricity? Le Monde Diplomatique.

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Abstract

Coal-dependent South Africa is currently facing its worst electricity crisis in 40 years. Load shedding, or planned outages, which have been taking place regularly across the country since mid-2014, are now predicted to last until 2018. With the country’s reserve margin on a knife-edge, approximately a quarter of the population - 12.3 million people - lack access to electricity. South Africa’s energy-intensive industrial users consume over 40 per cent of the country’s electricity.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: South Africa, electricity, coal, Medupi
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science
Depositing User: Lucy Baker
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2015 12:04
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2015 12:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/57426
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The Rising Powers, Clean Development and the transition to low carbon energy systems in sub-Saharan AfricaG0966ESRC-ECONOMIC & SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCILRF150253