Bill Cowan.

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of one of our former colleagues – Bill Cowan. Bill Cowan passed away on June 3rd after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He died peacefully and painlessly with his three sons by his bedside. Colleagues and friends remember him as a man of integrity and intelligence; an immensely creative thinker who balanced elegant and relevant research with a deep commitment to helping the poor. Bill Cowan joined Anton Eberhard… Read moreBill Cowan.

JESA 27(4)

Articles in this issue The South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme: A Review and Lessons Learned Anton Eberhard, Raine Naude Measurement and verification of irrigation pumping DSM projects: Application of novel methodology designs M. E. Storm, R. Gouws, L.J. Grobler Assessing the effectiveness of South Africa’s emissions based purchase tax for private passenger vehicles: a consumer choice modelling approach. S.J. Vosper, J.-F. Mercure Investigation of an octagon-shaped chimney solar power plant. L.W. Beneke, C.J.S. Fourie, Z. Huan… Read moreJESA 27(4)

JESA 27(3)

The Journal of Energy in Southern Africa has just published its latest issue (No. 3 Vol 27, 2016) at http://journals.assaf.org.za/jesa. Articles in this issue: Promoting energy efficiency in a South African university (1-10) by Nandarani Maistry, Tracey Morton McKay Scoping exercise to determine load profile archetype reference shapes for solar co-generation models in isolated off-grid rural African villages (11-27) by Gerro Johannes Prinsloo Varying percentages of full uniform shading of a PV module in a controlled environment yields linear power reduction (28-38)… Read moreJESA 27(3)

Public Seminar: Scientific assessment of shale gas development in South Africa

You are invited to a public seminar on “Scientific assessment of shale gas development in South Africa”. University of Cape Town researchers and students who were part of developing a sound evidence base for decision-making as part of a broader strategic environmental assessment will present results from a multi-author study. Programme Scientific assessment of shale gas development in South Africa. UCT contributions to a sound evidence base for decision-making as part of a strategic environmental assessment Welcome and context –… Read morePublic Seminar: Scientific assessment of shale gas development in South Africa

Andrew Janisch

It is with great sadness that we learnt today of the sudden death of Andrew Janisch on Friday 29 July. Andrew was known to many of us through his work at Sustainable Energy Africa and as a key member of the Energy and Climate Change team at the City of Cape Town for the past two years. His sudden and unexpected passing is a tremendous loss for us all in the energy and climate change fields, but our loss is… Read moreAndrew Janisch

Sign up for the ERC’s MOOC

The ERC’s MOOC, “Climate Change Mitigation in Developing Countries” starts today (11 July). Led by Prof. Harald Winkler, the MOOC presents some of our learnings from the 5 year, 5 country MAPS Programme which wrapped up in 2015. As described on Coursera, “this course will cover topics such as facilitation process techniques, energy modeling, scenario building, innovation and policy making. You will have the opportunity to respond to these topics with ideas and reflection from your own context. Whether you… Read moreSign up for the ERC’s MOOC

Journal of Energy in South Africa Vol. 27 No.2

We are delighted to share with you the seven articles in JESA Volume 27 No.2. This issue is dominated by topics in clean energy research development and implementation in the southern African region. Roman Günter Votteler and Alan Colin Brent at the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies, Stellenbosch University, postulated that the most attractive renewable electricity sources for corporations are, in descending order of suitability, solar PV, on-shore wind, and geothermal technology Olufunmilayo Alice Mafimidiwo and Akshay Kumar Saha at… Read moreJournal of Energy in South Africa Vol. 27 No.2

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In March 2010 the Energy, Environment & Climate Change group of the Energy Research Centre (based at the University of Cape Town) hosted an academic conference entitled “Putting a Price on Carbon: Economic instruments to mitigate climate change in South Africa and other developing countries“. The conference was organised into five themes; click on each theme to find the paper abstracts and presentations delivered. Or click on themes & presentations for an overview and the guest speakers’ presentations and on… Read moreAbout this site