The ERC at UCT is accredited by SANAS as an inspection body for the Measurement & Verification (M&V) of energy savings (Facility Accreditation Number EEMV0009). Accreditation as an inspection body is according to the ISO 17020:2012 standard and reporting of energy savings is in alignment with the SANS 50010:2018 standard.
Upcoming seminar at ERC: 02 July 2018 | 12:30-13:30
Presenter: Paulina Jaramillo
Venue: ERC seminar room, 6th floor, Menzies Bldg, UCT
Prof. Andrew Lawrence, Visiting Professor, Vienna School of International Studies
21 May 2018 10h30 – 12h30 Venue: Large Seminar Room, Room 6.46, 6 Floor, Menzies Building, Upper Campus, UCT
Do the recent conflicts between Numsa and green groups over the specific issue of the continuation of the Independent Power Producers (IPP) tendering process herald a bigger divide within a nascent coalition favouring the ‘Million Climate Jobs’ vision? What strategies – in terms of coalition building, policy experimentation, leveraging, and mobilisation, among others – may be most effective in pursuit of this vision? How can community ownership and control of energy be strengthened?
This workshop will discuss these questions in terms of scenarios that are contingent: they explicitly distinguish between what is more and what is less certain; what is more and less amenable to change over the short- to medium-term; and between what is normatively desirable, and what entails unavoidable trade-offs or uncertain costs. Making these distinctions helps to make explicit provisional assumptions and causal claims. Hopefully, this exercise can both clarify the issues at stake, and increase awareness about, and extend, the range of options available.
ERC comments on the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2018.
Coal transitions Reports Live now!
You are invited to a seminar to launch the report Coal Transition in South Africa, to be held at the Energy Research Centre, UCT, Monday 10th September 1-2pm.
SAfm Sunrise Podcast - Mediated Conversation: How long will it take to stop using coal?
Fossil fuel subsidies strain public budgets and contribute to climate change and local air pollution. Despite widespread agreement among experts about the benefits of reforming fossil fuel subsidies, repeated international commitments to eliminate them, and valiant efforts by some countries to reform them, they continue to persist. This book helps explain this conundrum by exploring the politics of fossil fuel subsidies and their reform.
Does power empower?
Presenter: Romy Listo
Date: 12 June 2018 Time: 12h30 – 13h30
Venue: Large seminar room, Energy Research Centre, Menzies Building, Upper Campus, UCT
"Global public goods are most easily provided when a single dominant country, or a small group, takes the lead" says the literature in international relations. That's why Britta Rennkamp and Andrew Marquard analysed the role of climate clubs from the perspective of a developing country- South Africa. This paper was part of a project with the German Development Institute and Wuppertal Institute.
Meet Dr Tilman Altenburg for a lunch time chat on green industrial transformation and economic development at the ERC.