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New research papers about waste recycling
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 - 08:45

Just uploaded: two new research papers on recovering, recycling and reusing waste materials in South Africa.

Paris climate agreement enters into force
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 - 12:00

International experts respond as the Paris climate agreement enters into force: a discussion on The Conversation.

Shale gas seminar postponed
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 - 10:30

The seminar on "Scientific assessment of shale gas development in South Africa” will no longer take place on 28 October.

Climate, land, energy and water in Cape Town
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 - 11:45

Cape Town’s water supply system is highly susceptible to any climate variability, which reduces surface water inflows. This paper, now available for download, examines the issues, modelling different scenarios.

Stranding power sector assets in SA
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 - 08:45

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.

Why the SA government is pursuing nuclear energy
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 - 12:00

Now available online: An analysis by Britta Rennkamp and Radhika Bhuyan on "The social shaping of nuclear energy technology in South Africa".

 

Research on solar chimneys
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 - 10:00

Now uploaded: A conference paper comparing the thermal performance of two solar chimney designs by using a numerical method.

The battle against climate change. What now?
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 - 09:15

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.

The risks of SA’s commitment to nuclear power
Thu, 17 Mar 2016 - 09:15

ERC’s analysis of the potential socioeconomic risks of the government’s stated commitment to nuclear power is now available for download.

Intensive course on energy and climate change
Wed, 09 Mar 2016 - 09:00

A course, open to all and running in August 2016, designed to bring familiarity on issues concerning energy and climate change mitigation.

Comments on the Draft Carbon Tax Bill
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 - 10:30

ERC publishes its comments on the Treasury's draft legislation to implement a carbon tax in South Africa.

New website
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 - 15:00

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.

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