n Clean Air Journal = Tydskrif vir Skoon Lug - Summary of research paper published in Journal of Energy in Southern Africa titled : A perspective of South African coal-fired power station emissions (2015) Volume 26 Issue 3 pages 27-40 : highlighted local research
|Article Title||Summary of research paper published in Journal of Energy in Southern Africa titled : A perspective of South African coal-fired power station emissions (2015) Volume 26 Issue 3 pages 27-40 : highlighted local research|
|© Publisher:||National Association for Clean Air (NACA)|
|Journal||Clean Air Journal = Tydskrif vir Skoon Lug|
|Affiliations||1 North-West University, 2 North-West University, 3 North-West University and 4 North-West University|
|Publication Date||May 2016|
Emissions from South African coal-fired power plants are significant on a regional and global scale. Globally, South Africa ranks seventh of the top 10 countries that are responsible for more than 85% of global carbon emissions from coal-fired plants (preceded only by China, USA, India, Germany, Russia and Japan and superseded by Australia, Korea and Poland). The carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions intensity (CO2 emissions per economic output) of South Africa was found to be one of the highest in the world and more than triple that of industrialized countries. Regionally, South Africa is the main power generator in Africa and the energy sector (of which around 83% is contributed by coal-fired power plants) is one of the major emitters of criteria (Particulate Matter (PM), Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), and Sulphur Dioxide (SO2)) pollutants in the country.
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