SA’s power grid, economy can’t be weaned off coal for at least 200 years

South African’s average of 8.9 tonnes CO2 emissions per capita is among the highest in the developing world, way above the world average of 6.8 tonnes per person due to its reliance on coal. This has seen the country ranked amongst the dirtiest energy producers in the world, ranking 14th on the global emissions list, according to the Carbon Report. “Three-quarters of these emissions come from Eskom’s coal-fired power plants and Sasol’s coal-to-liquid fuel plant at Secunda, which is the largest in the world. In Secunda, their coal/gas-to-oil facility has the distinction of being the single largest point-of-source of CO2 emissions on…

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