The Energy Landscape in the Republic of South Africa

  • Bruno G. Pollet
  • Iain Staffell
  • Kerry-Ann Adamson

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Energy book series (BRIEFSENERGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Bruno G. Pollet, Iain Staffell, Kerry-Ann Adamson
    Pages 1-2
  3. Bruno G. Pollet, Iain Staffell, Kerry-Ann Adamson
    Pages 3-12
  4. Bruno G. Pollet, Iain Staffell, Kerry-Ann Adamson
    Pages 13-16
  5. Bruno G. Pollet, Iain Staffell, Kerry-Ann Adamson
    Pages 17-19
  6. Bruno G. Pollet, Iain Staffell, Kerry-Ann Adamson
    Pages 21-29
  7. Bruno G. Pollet, Iain Staffell, Kerry-Ann Adamson
    Pages 31-45
  8. Bruno G. Pollet, Iain Staffell, Kerry-Ann Adamson
    Pages 47-50
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 51-54

About this book

Introduction

A timely overview of the energy landscape in South Africa (RSA) is presented in this Springerbrief. The background and context to the current situation, and analysis of the policies being put forward by the government for the near future are described. Four broad areas are covered: reserves and production of fossil fuels, the electricity sector, the rapidly growing exploitation of renewable energy, and the recent push towards developing an industry around hydrogen and fuel cells. This Springerbrief presents a methodical review of the energy landscape in RSA, covering the general situation, the supply and demand for energy, and the structure of the energy sector (Chapters 1&2). Chapter 3 presents data and analysis of the country’s fossil fuels, electricity generation, and the chemistry of green, future sources of energy, production and the role of industry. Chapter 4 discusses recent developments, including the impact on green jobs and green funds, and Chapter 5 reflects on the policies that have been proposed and their potential implications.

Keywords

Economics and Management Energy Energy Economics in Africa Environmental Economics Fossil Fuels used in South Africa Renewable and Green Energy South Africa South African Alternative Energy South African Energy Policy Sustainable Development Africa

Authors and affiliations

  • Bruno G. Pollet
    • 1
  • Iain Staffell
    • 2
  • Kerry-Ann Adamson
    • 3
  1. 1.EAU2ENERGYNottinghamUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Imperial College Business SchoolLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.4th Energy Wave LtdEdinbughUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25510-1
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-25508-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-25510-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5520
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5539
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