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New research on South Africa's low carbon technology development, CSP and wind energy and lots more . ERC researchers have contributed to this assessment of technological innovation in the NDC as part of the RIPPLES project on the implications of...
ERC comments on Climate Change Bill 2018
A Climate Change Bill has been published for public comment. South Africa will soon have a legal basis for climate action. That in itself is a very positive step forward. The devil, however, is in the details.
Sustaining Carbon Lock in: Fossil Fuel Subsidies in South Africa
Book chapter 'Sustaining Carbon Lock in: Fossil Fuel Subsidies in South Africa' published in "The Politics of Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Their Reform" by Jesse Burton, Tawney Lott, and Britta Rennkamp is now available
New coal plants in South Africa’s electricity future
A new ERC report shows that two coal IPPs would cost SA an additional R20 billion. Jesse Burton and Gregory Island assessed the cost, emissions and supply security implications of the coal IPP programme
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.”

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Tuesday, 21 August 2018
New publication on fossil fuel subsidies

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.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:00
New publication: South Africa’s multiple faces in current climate clubs

"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.

Publication Date:
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:00
ERC comments on second Draft Carbon Tax Bill

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.”  

Publication Date:
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 16:30
Eskom’s financial crisis and the viability of coal-fired power in South Africa: Implications for Kusile and the older coal-fired power stations”

 

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

 
Publication Date:
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 17:00

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