Search

1239510
1236014
1235752
1235708
1235488
What are the socio-economic implications of South Africa's coal transition?
Jesse Burton, Andrew Marquard and Bryce Mcall have authored a new paper on South African coal, which has been integral to South Africa’s energy system and economy for decades, but is increasingly uncompetitive and creates considerable risks –...
Publication: Cobenefits Executive Report
This study analyses the net employment impacts of different electricity generation capacity expansion plans on the South African economy, focusing on the potential effect of higher renewable energy deployment.
Publication: Research Report Series
Comparative Analysis of the NDCs of Canada, the European Union, Kenya and South Africa from an Equity Perspective
Publication: The balance sheet summary
This policy brief presents the concept of a nationally determined contribution (NDC) greenhouse gas (GHG) balance sheet. The concept was elaborated in a technical paper, which informed an official submission by South Africa.
Publication: The end of coal? Planning a “just transition” in South Africa
South Africa’s coal production may decline significantly in the next few years. This report – from SEI and the Energy Research Centre – explores the impacts, challenges and key elements of that transition.

News

Thursday, 17 October 2019
Max Thabiso Edkins – remembering his great contribution to renewable energy and climate change research

10 March 2019

It was with great sadness that we at the Energy Research Centre learned that our former colleagues,  Max Thabiso Edkins, passed away in a fatal plane crash. We remember Max for his passionate and excellent research into renewable energy during his time at ERC from 2009 to 2011. You can find publications by Max published on renewable energy policy, technology and external costs  on our web-site (see here). Max contributed to research on climate change mitigation scenarios; continued this work when he moved on to work with the World Bank. Our condolences to his family – this must have been devastating news. Max’s untimely passing is a loss for us at ERC, the country, continent and planet.

Publication Date:
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 - 17:00
Can clean energy be provided for 600m people in sub-saharan Africa who lack reliable energy access?

How can clean energy be provided for those 600 million people in sub-saharan Africa that currently lack reliable energy access? Project RISE: Renewable, Innovative and Scalable Electrification in Uganda and Zambia aims at finding answers to this complex challenge. Can clean energy be provided for 600m people in sub-saharan Africa who lack reliable energy access?

Publication Date:
Fri, 01 Mar 2019 - 11:00
Blog: COP 24 agreed a rule-book: Now to implement and strengthen it

The climate negotiations at COP 24 in Katowice agreed on a rulebook for future.

Most of the ‘Paris rule-book’ was agreed, which is a considerable step forward in a highly uncertain political context. The rules provide some rigour, in that upfront information is made more mandatory. And the framework to enhance transparency is detailed, with a good fundamentals on tracking progress, review and starting to include some reporting on adaptation.

Publication Date:
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 - 11:45
Alternative energy innovation for keeping Africa’s climate below 1.5° C

 

The world’s climate leaders are meeting at the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP) in Katowice, Poland, this week. The overarching question this year is how to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, which 184 countries have ratified so far, to meet its main objective: keeping global warming “well below 2° C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5° C.” 

 

Publication Date:
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 - 12:00

Pages