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
Paris climate agreement enters into force

International experts respond as the Paris climate agreement enters into force: a discussion on The Conversation.

Publication Date:
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 12:00
Climate, land, energy and water in Cape Town

Cape Town’s water supply system is highly susceptible to any climate variability, which reduces surface water inflows. This paper, now available for download, examines the issues, modelling different scenarios.

Publication Date:
Friday, July 8, 2016 - 11:45
Stranding power sector assets in SA

This paper aims to understand the implications of South Africa reducing emissions as part of a global agreement to limit temperature rise and to examine the potential risks of stranded assets in the energy sector.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 08:45
Why the SA government is pursuing nuclear energy

Now available online: An analysis by Britta Rennkamp and Radhika Bhuyan on "The social shaping of nuclear energy technology in South Africa".


Publication Date:
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 12:00