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
Challenges in implementing GHG emissions mitigation policy

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.

Publication Date:
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 09:45
Modelling the energy-water nexus

A report has just been released by the World Bank, entitled "Modeling the water-energy nexus: How do water constraints affect energy planning in South Africa?"

Publication Date:
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 10:30
Climate change and energy-water nexus

Two journal articles have been published, emerging from the project "Climate change assessment of the energy-water nexus in the Zambezi Basin and SAPP".

Publication Date:
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:30
New research papers about waste recycling

Just uploaded: two new research papers on recovering, recycling and reusing waste materials in South Africa.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 08:45