- South Africa is ahead of its 2025 target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
- Coal-fired power plant breakdowns and daily rotational cuts are reducing industrial activity and emissions.
- South Africa aims to reduce emissions to between 350 and 420 megatons of carbon dioxide equivalent by 2030.
- Decommissioning some coal-fired plants will make little difference to emissions.
South Africa Beats Climate Goal as Blackouts Slash Emissions
South Africa is ahead of its 2025 target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions thanks to coal-fired power plant breakdowns and rotational cuts limiting industrial activity.