G20 coal subsidies: South Africa

Research reports and studies
June 2019
Alex Doukas and Leo Roberts
South Africa’s public energy utility Eskom relies heavily on coal-fired power

This country study and accompanying data sheet compiles publicly available information on G20 subsidies to the production and consumption of coal (including coal-fired power) in South Africa in 2016 and 2017. It is a background paper to the report G20 coal subsidies: tracking government support to a fading industry and provides a baseline to track progress on the phase-out of such subsidies as part of a wider global energy transition.