This paper examines two of South Africa’s main energy policy considerations: the introduction of a carbon tax and liberalization of import supply restrictions in order to exploit regional hydropower potential. The results suggest substantial reductions in the country’s greenhouse gas emissions when these two policy changes are jointly implemented (relative to business-as-usual baseline scenario).

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Organization: UNU

Topics: Energy, Governance – General, Financial Mechanisms, Carbon Financing and CDM, COP22 List of UN Publications

Type of material: Other

Publication date: 2014

Language: English