The Energy Research Centre (ERC) is a multi-disciplinary energy research centre, housed in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Cape Town. The Centre conducts high quality, targeted and relevant research as well as offering postgraduate opportunities at the Masters and PhD levels.

Latest publications

An Assessment of New Coal Plants in South Africa’s Electricity Future: The cost, emissions and supply security implications of the coal IPP programme

Mitigation Accounting under the Paris Agreement

The Developing Energy Landscape in South Africa: Technical Report

The Long-Term Uptake of Natural Gas in the South African Energy System

Challenges Associated with Implementing Climate Change Mitigation Policy in South Africa

Journal of Energy in Southern Africa Vol 27 No.3

Journal of Energy in Southern Africa Vol 27 No.2

Comments on the National Pollution Prevention Plans Regulations and the Declaration of Greenhouse Gases as Priority Air Pollutants Gazetted by the Minister of Environmental Affairs in January 2016

The Social Shaping of Nuclear Energy Technology in South Africa

The Political Economy of Decarbonisation: Exploring the Dynamics of South Africa’s Electricity Sector

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