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.
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.”


Tuesday, 21 August 2018
Seminar on Impacts of Climate Variability and Change on Highly to Fully Renewable Power Systems

Please join the ERC for a seminar on:

   Impacts of Climate Variability and Change on Highly to Fully Renewable Power Systems

Date: Monday 27th of November

Time: 12:30 - 13:30

Venue: ERC Seminar Room

Publication Date:
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 11:45
Quantifying the benefits of the Energy Transition in South Africa

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.

Publication Date:
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 13:00
Natural gas in South Africa

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.

Publication Date:
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 11:45
High carbon price needed for climate goals

Leading economists say that a strong carbon price is needed to drive large-scale climate action.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 11:30