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Investigating a green economy transition of the electricity sector in the Western Cape Province of South Africa : a system dynamics approach

dc.contributor.authorOosthuizen, Juanen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorBrent, Alan Colinen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMusango, Josephine Kavitien_ZA
dc.contributor.authorDe Kock, Imke H.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-13T07:49:14Z
dc.date.available2016-12-13T07:49:14Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationOosthuizen, J., et al. 2016. Investigating a green economy transition of the electricity sector in the Western Cape Province of South Africa : a system dynamics approach. South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 27(3):166-181, doi:10.7166/27-4-1522
dc.identifier.issn2224-7890 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1012-277X (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.7166/27-4-1522
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/99993
dc.descriptionCITATION: Oosthuizen, J., et al. 2016. Investigating a green economy transition of the electricity sector in the Western Cape Province of South Africa : a system dynamics approach. South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 27(3):166-181, doi:10.7166/27-4-1522.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://sajie.journals.ac.za
dc.description.abstractENGLISH ABSTRACT: The Western Cape Government in South Africa has identified the concept of a green economy as a way to transform the Province’s economy to one that is more sustainable from an economic, social, and environmental perspective. System dynamics modelling was used to develop a better understanding of the implications of different green economy policies and investments in the electricity sector of the Western Cape Province. The results suggest that continuing on the current policy path would increase the gap between demand and supply, increase the carbon footprint of the electricity sector, and not provide growth in employment in the sector. Strategic green economy investments are therefore expected to impact positively on a number of indicators across a number of sectors.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractAFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Die Wes-Kaapse Regering van Suid-Afrika het die konsep van die groen ekonomie geïdentifiseer as ’n werktuig om die provinsie se ekonomie te omskep in een wat meer volhoubaar is van ’n ekonomiese, sosiale, en omgewings perspektief af. Stelseldinamika modellering was gebruik om ’n beter begrip te ontwikkel van die moontlike voordele en impakte wat verskillende groen ekonomie beleide en beleggings in die elektrisiteits-sektor van die Wes-Kaap kan bewerkstellig. Die resultate van die modellering stel voor dat die voortsetting van die huidige beginsels en beleid sal lei tot ’n groter gaping tussen die aanvraag en die verskaffing van elektriese krag, ’n groter koolstofvoetspoor van die elektrisiteits-sektor, en geen groei in die werkverskaffing van die sektor nie. Daar word verwag dat strategiese groen ekonomie beleggings ’n positiewe impak sal bewerkstellig in menigte aanwysers.af_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://sajie.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1522
dc.format.extent16 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherSouthern African Institute for Industrial Engineering
dc.subjectSustainable developmenten_ZA
dc.subjectSustainable engineeringen_ZA
dc.subjectClean energyen_ZA
dc.subjectElectricity generation -- Supply and demanden_ZA
dc.titleInvestigating a green economy transition of the electricity sector in the Western Cape Province of South Africa : a system dynamics approachen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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