Comments on the draft IRP 2018
ERC comments on the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2018. The draft electricity plan returns to evidence-based planning, and enables a discussion on technical issues.
Accreditation at ERC
The ERC is accredited to provide M&V reporting on energy savings for SARS 12L tax deductions
SAfm Sunrise Podcast
Mediated Conversation: How long will it take to stop using coal?
Latest research
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.


Tuesday, 23 October 2018
Coal Transition in South Africa Seminar

You are invited to a seminar to launch the report Coal Transition in South Africa, to be held at the Energy Research Centre, UCT, Monday 10th September 1-2pm.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 15:15
SAfm Sunrise Podcast

SAfm Sunrise Podcast - Mediated Conversation: How long will it take to stop using coal?

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Publication Date:
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 10:30
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