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Cape Town’s Energy Snapshot<h2 class="sectHeading">​​Our energy economy</h2><p>Our major energy sources are electricity, petrol and diesel. We also use coal, jet and marine fuel, paraffin and LP gas. You can see a breakdown of our usage in the graphic below <em>(Source: <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/City%20research%20reports%20and%20review/State_of_Energy_Report_2015_2015-09.pdf" target="_blank">Cape Town State of Energy Report 2015</a>)</em><em>.</em></p> <span> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/Electricity-Energy-Energy-Snapshot-Inline-Graphic.jpg" alt="" style="width:1145px;" /></figure></span> <p>The transport sector is the largest energy consumer (64%), followed by commerce (13%), the residential sector (12%), industry (8%) and finally, the City of Cape Town (1%).</p><p> In our <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/City%20research%20reports%20and%20review/State_of_Energy_Report_2015_2015-09.pdf" target="_blank">State of Energy 2015 Report</a>, we explore an ‘optimum energy future’ based on the following main interventions:</p><ul><li>Electricity efficiency</li><li>Transport efficiency</li><li>Renewable electricity supply</li></ul> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info toptip">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Top tip</h4><p> <b></b>If you work in an office or a commercial building, see our <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Work%20and%20business/Greener-business/Saving-electricity-in-the-workplace/Make-your-office-smarter">Make your office smarter section </a>for tips on how to make your office a more energy efficient and sustainable space.</p></div></div></span> <p>Our targets for energy consumption and a sustainable energy future are summarized in our <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Cape_Town_Energy2040_brochure_2015-11.pdf" target="_blank">Cape Town Energy 2040 brochure</a>.</p><p>Our strategies are also mapped out in detail in our energy and climate change action plan, <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Moving_Mountains_Energy%2BCC_booklet_2011-11.pdf" target="_blank">Moving Mountains​​</a>. </p> <span> <h4>​​​​​​​​​​Carbon neutral 2050 commitment​​​​​​​</h4></span> <p>The four large South African metros (Cape Town, Tshwane, Johannesburg and eThekwini) have committed to <a href="https://www.c40.org/other/deadline_2020" target="_blank">C40’s Deadline 2020 programme<i class="icon link-external"></i></a>. </p><p>The programme involves developing an ambitious climate action plan by 2020 that achieves the adaptation and mitigation goals of the Paris Agreement. To create this plan, we will need to extend our former Energy2040 mitigation goal considerably to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. This target can only be reached through significant transitions in urban form, energy sources, transportation and resource efficiency.</p><p><a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/City%20strategies%2c%20plans%20and%20frameworks/Carbon_Neutral_2050_Commitment.pdf" target="_blank">View our Carbon Neutral 2050 Commitment</a>.</p>GP0|#cfd2093c-09d6-4d0e-9e30-53e2443565d2;L0|#0cfd2093c-09d6-4d0e-9e30-53e2443565d2|Cape Town's energy snapshot;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GPP|#fd14169b-2553-46d9-8c82-378f4b6a2b98;GPP|#39d66b11-2134-4df5-8360-0bc5e66e8f4f;GPP|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;GP0|#2f39529d-3ccf-4e3a-9e12-86587a5860a7;L0|#02f39529d-3ccf-4e3a-9e12-86587a5860a7|Cape Town's energy snapshot;GPP|#b3955b01-8f2f-4856-bfec-be7c68d3bbe1;GPP|#d6c1debf-2fe6-4caf-8748-a5126af00c53;GPP|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24A breakdown of the different energy sources used by Cape Town and an overview of the State of Energy Report 2015.

 

 

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Cape Town Energy 2040 Pamphlet1726638GP0|#367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033;L0|#0367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033|Pamphlet;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2015-10-31T22:00:00Z
Cape Town Energy and Climate Change Strategy2169652GP0|#bb3e3c24-a53e-46bf-bfce-cc8d4ebdaa59;L0|#0bb3e3c24-a53e-46bf-bfce-cc8d4ebdaa59|Strategy;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#4a698fa1-48a1-4def-afa7-749a0e063169;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2007-09-30T22:00:00Z
Carbon Neutral 2050 Commitment1227887GP0|#bb3e3c24-a53e-46bf-bfce-cc8d4ebdaa59;L0|#0bb3e3c24-a53e-46bf-bfce-cc8d4ebdaa59|Strategy;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#4a698fa1-48a1-4def-afa7-749a0e063169;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2020-07-29T22:00:00Z
Moving Mountains- Energy and Climate Change Action Plan Booklet4227146GP0|#5702b03d-251a-4a3f-8243-b5b3f7bb764a;L0|#05702b03d-251a-4a3f-8243-b5b3f7bb764a|Booklet;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2011-10-31T22:00:00Z

 

 

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