The University of Cape Town’s Energy Research Centre (ERC) last week issued a report looking into the intensity of emissions in the power sector across the G20 countries.

The fourth annual Brown to Green Report has found that South Africa has the highest intensity of emissions in the power sector, with emissions per capita roughly double the G20 average.

According to the report, this high intensity has been increasing in recent years because of South Africa’s dependency on coal and expansive new coal-generation projects.

Co-author of the report, Bryce McCall from the ERC, expressed concern about the intensity of domestic industry emissions, which remain some of the highest among reporting G20 countries.

Source: ESI Africa