The Energy Systems Research Group at the University of Cape Town invites you to the launch of the Climate Transparency Report 2021: South Africa Country Profile. Please join our webinar on the 20th of October from 1pm – 2pm.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) – the African hub of TRAJECTS – is offering 2 scholarships for students registering or registered for a PhD research programme that focuses on a research topic aligned with TRAJECTS themes, including climate change mitigation, fossil-fuel (coal-mining) phaseout, land-use management, and the socio-economic impacts and just transition objectives of such developments
A post-doctoral position is being offered for an emerging scholar in Energy Systems analysis to join South Africa’s leading energy systems research team to contribute to cutting edge research advancing the state of the art in integrated energy, water, and agriculture nexus modelling for sustainable socio-economic development in Africa.
We are pleased to once again offer our LCA course for purposes of continuing professional development.It will run in online mode in 2020. The 3 days of course work will be split over three sessions, 13 September 2021, 1-1 6 September 2021, and 20-22 September 2021.You will learn about LCA and how to set one up in the package SimaPro. The course is CPD accredited.
Cheaper renewable energy is beginning to change South Africa’s greenhouse gas emissions dramatically, and the prognosis for South Africa’s 2030 climate mitigation targets under the Paris Agreement is that these emissions can be reduced significantly.
We welcome Ms Ongezwa Mbaba as a Masters student. Hailing from the Eastern Cape, and graduating with the Chemical Engineering class of 2020, with Honours, Ongezwa will research opportunities for green hydrogen in South Africa from a Life Cycle perspective. She is supervised by Prof von Blottnitz and Mr Fadiel Ahjum of the ESRG. Her research is generously sponsored by Inspired Evolution Investment Management
The SA Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) has released a series of papers on e-mobility in the SADC region. In his piece, ESRG researcher Fadiel Ahjum summarises the opportunities that an e-mobility transition could present the SADC region, addressing access to clean energy and mobility services in tandem.
The Energy Systems Research Group are offering an opportunity for a postdoctoral research fellow with prior experience in TIMES modelling of national energy systems to join the team for its forthcoming exploration of pathways towards net-zero emissions in the South African context. Timelines are fairly short and applications are invited ideally by 16 October 2020. For details see the advertisement.
We are pleased to once again offer our LCA course for purposes of continuing professional development.It will run in online mode in 2020. The 3 days of course work will be split over two sessions, 12-15 and 19-21 October 2020.You will learn about LCA and how to set one up in the package SimaPro. The course is CPD accredited.