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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.

Conference on "Meeting the Challenges of the Paris Climate Agreement"
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 - 12:15

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 on draft GHG emission reporting and pollution prevention plans
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 - 10:30

Comments by ERC on the National pollution prevention plans regulations and the Declaration of greenhouse gases as priority air pollutants.

Research material newly available in January 2016
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 - 10:30

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."

New paper on renewable energy procurement
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 - 11:00

South Africa is a leading destinations for renewable energy investment, with its renewable energy independent power producers’ programme. A new research report looks at related issues and concerns.