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eAfrica: The Electronic Journal of Governance and Innovation, Vol 3, November 2005

This paper deals with climate change and the influence it will have on the livelihood of Africans. It also looks at the renewable energy option and carbon emissions. Calestous Juma argues that Africa's development changes and the rising interest i...

Defining Climate Compatible Development

"Climate compatible development is development that minimises the harm caused by climate impacts, while maximising the many human development opportunities presented by a low emissions, more resilient, future. Climate change and responses to it ar...

Renewable Energy Choices and Water Requirements in South Africa

"South Africa (SA) is an arid country, where water supply is often obtained from distant sources. There is also increasing pressure on the limited water resources due to economic and population growth, with a concomitant increase in the energy req...

Journal of Energy in Southern Africa Vol 26 No.1

This issue comprises several articles and conference papers. The first article “SAURAN, A new resource for solar radiometric data in Southern Africa” gives a brief background to the SAURAN project and describes the network’s operation, coverage an...

Emerging Technologies for Building Resilience to Climate Change Effect: A Case Study in Dangbe East District of the Republic of Ghana

"The conversion of the kinetic energy in wind into electrical energy offers unique solution to the overall energy supply where resource exists as well as partial solution to the world’s over dependence on exhaustible primary energy sources such a...

Adapting the Innovation Histories Method for A Workshop on Solar Home Systems Uptake in Kenya

"This briefing reflects on the adaptation of the Innovation Histories method for our research project on the uptake of solar home systems (SHSs) in Kenya. It provides an overview of the method itself, how we adapted it to fit with the aims and the...

Benefits of Low Emission Development Strategies: The Case of Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind Power Project

The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, which is Africa’s largest wind farm, will increase the national electricity supply while creating jobs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. An estimated 310 MW of wind energy capacity will: mitigate greenhous...

The Developing Energy Landscape in South Africa: Technical Report

The global energy landscape has changed significantly in recent years and the transition to a decarbonised energy system is well underway. Transparent, flexible and integrated energy systems models are essential tools for providing credible evid...

South Africa’s Renewable Energy Policy Roadmaps

"This report is on developing South Africa’s renewable energy policy roadmaps. It is the final report for the second of two projects assigned to the Energy Research Centre by UNEP under its broader agenda of ‘enhancing information for renewable en...

Large-Scale Rollout of Concentrating Solar Power in South Africa

"As part of Climate Strategies ‘International Support for Domestic Climate Policies’ project this paper assesses the large-scale rollout of CSP in South Africa. Described as a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA), the scale of CSP deplo...

Energy Policies for Sustainable Development in South Africa: Options for the Future

"Over the 25-year time frame considered here, energy efficiency makes the greatest impact when seen against indicators of sustainable development. Industrial efficiency, in particular, shows significant savings in energy and costs, with reductions...

Factors Influencing the Societal Acceptance of New, Renewable and Energy Efficiency Technologies: Meta-Analysis of Recent European Projects

"The paper addresses the conditions for the successful introduction of sustainable energy technology projects in different geographic, institutional and cultural contexts. Our aim is to identify contextual and process-related factors influencing ...

An Economic Framework for Energy Transitions

"There is special interest in the patterns of fuel use among low-income rural communities and their transition from one form of energy use pattern to another. Understanding energy transitions will help in developing energy policies for the poor an...

Technology Learning for Renewable Energy : Implications for South Africa’s Long-Term Mitigation Scenarios

"Technology learning can make a significant difference to renewable energy as a mitigation option in South Africa’s electricity sector. This article considers scenarios implemented in a Markal energy model used for mitigation analysis. It outlines...

Energy and the World Summit on Sustainable Development: What Next?

"Given the importance of energy issues to sustainable development, energy was a priority issue at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in August 2002. The objective of this paper is to examine the outcomes of the Summit on energy, and to ...

Feito no Brasil? Made in South Africa? Boosting Technological Development through Local Content Requirements in the Wind Energy Industry

"How can local content requirements (LCR) boost technological capability for renewable energy? This question calls increasing attention among researchers, firms and decision-makers. This paper investigates the implementation of LCR in the wind ene...

A Climate for Solar Power: Solutions for Ethiopia’s Energy Poverty

Solar energy is playing an important role in Ethiopia’s rural electrification by providing off-grid energy to households and enterprises across the country. Under the country’s Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II), the Government of Ethiopia h...

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

South Africa’s coal base load independent power producer (IPP) procurement programme was launched in 2014, in line with the new coal capacity envisaged in the 2010 Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity (IRP2010) (DoE, 2011). Since the releas...

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