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Eskom, Sasol Emit Over Half of South Africa’s Greenhouse Gas

July 30, 2019, 1:52 PM

As South Africa makes efforts to reduce emissions that contribute to climate change, there are two major contributors that produce more than half of its greenhouse gases: Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. and Sasol Ltd.

State-owned power utility Eskom, which said it accounts for 42% of the nation’s total greenhouse gases, uses coal to generate most of the country’s electricity and Sasol, which emits 11%, makes fuel and chemicals from the mineral. The companies are South Africa’s two biggest by revenue.

South Africa’s emissions by 2025 and 2030 are forecast to be in a range between 398 and 614 million ...