The contours of the global power sector are changing rapidly due to ongoing technological advance, particularly in the renewable energy space. With these advances, the economics of power systems are changing. For South Africa, a country with considerable renewable energy potential, the implications of these advances for the nature of power sector investments are potentially large.
A significant ERC research report into the potential for gas utilisation over the long term in the South African energy system has been made available on this website.
Leading economists say that a strong carbon price is needed to drive large-scale climate action.
Newly available online: a paper by Trollip and Boulle exploring challenges in implementing greenhouse gas emissions mitigation policy in South Africa, using John Kingdon’s Multiple Streams Analysis Framework.