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Short course on Energy and Climate Change
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 23:00


New publication: South Africa’s multiple faces in current climate clubs
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:00

"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.

Upcoming seminar on green industrial transformation
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 10:45

Meet Dr Tilman Altenburg for a lunch time chat on green industrial  transformation and economic development at the ERC. 

ERC comments on second Draft Carbon Tax Bill
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 16:30

ERC comments on second Draft Carbon Tax Bill. 

The Finance Minister announced in the 2018 Budget Speech that the carbon tax  “will be implemented from 1 January 2019.”  

Eskom’s financial crisis and the viability of coal-fired power in South Africa: Implications for Kusile and the older coal-fired power stations”
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 17:00


Please join the ERC for a presentation by Dr. Grové Steyn on:

"Eskom’s financial crisis and the viability of coal-fired power in South Africa: Implications for Kusile and the older coal-fired power stations”

Date: Monday 5th of February
Time: 13:00
Venue: ERC Seminar Room

Seminar on Impacts of Climate Variability and Change on Highly to Fully Renewable Power Systems
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 11:45

Please join the ERC for a seminar on:

   Impacts of Climate Variability and Change on Highly to Fully Renewable Power Systems

Date: Monday 27th of November

Time: 12:30 - 13:30

Venue: ERC Seminar Room

Quantifying the benefits of the Energy Transition in South Africa
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 13:00

The contours of the global power sector are changing rapidly due to ongoing technological advance, particularly in the renewable energy space. With these advances, the economics of power systems are changing. For South Africa, a country with considerable renewable energy potential, the implications of these advances for the nature of power sector investments are potentially large.

Natural gas in South Africa
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 11:45

A significant ERC research report into the potential for gas utilisation over the long term in the South African energy system has been made available on this website.

High carbon price needed for climate goals
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 11:30

Leading economists say that a strong carbon price is needed to drive large-scale climate action.

Challenges in implementing GHG emissions mitigation policy
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 09:45

Newly available online: a paper by Trollip and Boulle exploring challenges in implementing greenhouse gas emissions mitigation policy in South Africa, using John Kingdon’s Multiple Streams Analysis Framework.

Modelling the energy-water nexus
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 10:30

A report has just been released by the World Bank, entitled "Modeling the water-energy nexus: How do water constraints affect energy planning in South Africa?"

Climate change and energy-water nexus
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:30

Two journal articles have been published, emerging from the project "Climate change assessment of the energy-water nexus in the Zambezi Basin and SAPP".