(Some) Sustainability Impacts of Unreliable Electricity Access in Sub- Saharan Africa
Upcoming seminar at ERC: 02 July 2018 Presenter: Paulina Jaramillo Venue: ERC seminar room, 6th floor, Menzies Bldg, UCT
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
Does power empower?
Women's collective organising, energy access and empowerment Presenter: Romy Listo Upcoming seminar at the ERC: Date: 12 June 2018, 12h30 – 13h30 Venue: Large seminar room, Energy Research Centre, Menzies Building, Upper Campus, UCT RSVP:...
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.”
A presentation by Dr. Grové Steyn on Eskom’s financial crisis and the viability of coal-fired power in South Africa: Implications for Kusile and the older coal-fire


Tuesday, 19 June 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