This paper aims to understand the implications of South Africa reducing emissions as part of a global agreement to limit temperature rise and to examine the potential risks of stranded assets in the energy sector.
Now available online: An analysis by Britta Rennkamp and Radhika Bhuyan on "The social shaping of nuclear energy technology in South Africa".
Now uploaded: A conference paper comparing the thermal performance of two solar chimney designs by using a numerical method.
It’s been a few months since the Paris Agreement wrapped up. In an article for The Conversation, Harald Winkler discusses what happened there and what it might mean for South Africa.
ERC’s analysis of the potential socioeconomic risks of the government’s stated commitment to nuclear power is now available for download.
A course, open to all and running in August 2016, designed to bring familiarity on issues concerning energy and climate change mitigation.
ERC publishes its comments on the Treasury's draft legislation to implement a carbon tax in South Africa.
Welcome to the ERC's new-look website. NB: All previous links to ERC pages will not work (including documents), and you need to find the page or document again. Please report otherwise missing links, etc (with as much detail as possible) to the webmaster.
This conference, to be held on 20-22 September 2016 in Oxford, addresses the impacts of warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and the feasibility of meeting the challenges in the Paris Climate Agreement.
Comments by ERC on the National pollution prevention plans regulations and the Declaration of greenhouse gases as priority air pollutants.
Research material has been added to the website, on "Pathways to deep decarbonization in South Africa", "An integrated combined cycle system driven by a solar tower", and "Evaluating the electrification programme in urban settlements in South Africa."