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Botswana's Coal: Dead in the Water or Economic Game Changer?

Botswana possesses substantial coal deposits of 212 billion tonnes, the majority of which are low grade. Under favourable conditions, and until solar power becomes a feasible option for supplying baseload electricity, this coal could be either ex...

Situational Analysis of Energy Industry, Policy and Strategy for Kenya

With regards to its domestic energy requirements, Kenya is in a very interesting development phase. In the past decade the country has grappled with the challenge of unreliable, expensive and unsustainable energy use supporting a stagnating indus...

Electricity Sub-Sector Brief

"This ZIPAR Quarterly pull-out presents quick insights on Zambia’s power crisis and the firm-level costs and provides a synopsis of the Electricity Sub-Sector Industry in Zambia."

Energetic Dialogues in South Africa : The Inga Example

"Studies of major hydropower projects such as that at the Grand Inga Dam in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) stress generation capacity and call for regional integration. They make little reference, however, to the potential for co-opera...

Off-Grid or 'off-on':Lack of Access, Unreliable Electricity Supply Still Plague Majority of Africans

Rolling blackouts may make headlines; a complete lack of electricity infrastructure usually doesn’t. Both are part of Africa’s electricity deficit, a major obstacle to human and socioeconomic development with pernicious effects on health (think of...

The Impact of Stranding Power Sector Assets in South Africa Using a linked model to understand economy-wide implications

The potential impacts of stranded power sector assets in South Africa is highlighted in this paper, using a partially linked energy and economic model to examine the effect of increased mitigation targets for the risks of stranded assets and there...

Poverty and Environmental Quality in the Niger Delta Region : Dependence on Biomass Fuels as the Source of Household Energy

This study analyzed the relationship between poverty and environmental quality in the Niger Delta Region. It focuses on determining how population growth has affected forest and non-forest resource exploitation in the Niger Delta Region; establish...

Exploring Economic Growth Potential through Infrastructure Collaboration: The Case of Kenya and Sudan

"The paper is organized as follows. After the introductory note, section two will briefly outline some salient features of the Kenyan and Sudanese economies, particularly their energy structure. The third section will briefly review the literature...

Journal of Energy in Southern Africa Vol 27 No.2

This journal features several articles on renewable energy. On page 1 -A literature review on the potential of renewable electricity sources for mining operations in South Africa – analyzes the potential of renewable electricity sources for mining...

Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated with Achieving Universal Access to Electricity in South Africa

"Climate change, energy security and achieving universal electricity access for all households are all pressing issues that South Africa must address. These objectives need not be trade-offs, however, and achieving electricity access for the poor ...

Measuring the Rebound Effect of Energy Efficiency Initiatives for the Future: A South African Case Study

"This document represents an addendum to the report entitled “Measuring the rebound effect of energy efficiency initiatives for the future – A South African case study”, which was completed in March 2010. The addendum summarises the outcomes of a ...

External Cost of Electricity Generation: Contribution to the Integrated Resource Plan 2 for Electricity

"The international studies on energy externalities and the local studies in South Africa suggest that the high impact areas for power generation are impacts of climate change and health impacts of outdoor air pollution. Climate change impacts are...

Carbon Footprint of the University of Cape Town

"Determining the University’s carbon footprint is seen as a critical step in achieving the goal of sustainability at it. Knowing the University’s carbon footprint will not only give a tangible value with which its carbon footprint can be compared...

Energy Modelling for the Transport Sector A Summary of the SATIM Methodology

"Energy economy environment models such as TIMES are often used to look at opportunities and costs of reducing greenhouse gasses (GHGs). The South African TIMES model (SATIM) has been developed for this purpose and its methodology is documented on...

Energy Modelling for the Industrial Sector: A Summary of the SATIM Methodology

"The industrial sector in South Africa accounted for 40% of final energy consumption in 2006 and is, in general, energy intensive, being dominated by heavy industries in the mining and metals refining sub-sectors. Mitigation actions designed aroun...

Energy Modelling for the Residential Sector A Summary of the SATIM Methodology

"Energy economy environment models such as TIMES are often used to look at opportunities and costs of reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs). The South African TIMES model(SATIM) has been developed for this purpose and its methodology is documented onli...

Water and Energy in the LTMS

"The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the relationship between energy and water in South Africa and how these have been included in the Long Term Mitigation Scenarios (LTMS) and other modeling exercises. It aims to provide conte...

Energy Modelling for the Commercial Sector A Summary of the SATIM Methodology

"Energy economy environment models such as TIMES are often used to look at opportunities and costs of reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs). The South African TIMES model (SATIM) has been developed for this purpose and its methodology is documented onl...

Energy Modelling for the Electricity Supply Sector A Summary of the SATIM Methodology

"Energy economy environment models such as TIMES are often used to look at opportunities and costs of reducing greenhouse gases (GHG’s). The South African TIMES model (SATIM) has been developed for this purpose and its methodology is documented o...

The Challenges of Linking Sectoral and Economy Wide Models

"The purpose of this brief is to highlight some of the issues arising in linking models for use in policy analysis and to share some of the approaches that have been explored by researchers in MAPS to address these challenges. It aims to provide o...

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