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July 30, 2019, 1:52 PM

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

Paul Burkhardt
Paul Burkhardt
Bloomberg News

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 ...

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