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Launch of the Climate Transparency Report 2021
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 - 08:00

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.

For more information, download the agenda.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: TRAJECTS Scholarship funding for UCT Masters students for 2022 – 23
Mon, 11 Oct 2021 - 10:00

The University of Cape Town (UCT) – the African hub of TRAJECTS – is offering 4 scholarships for students applying to either of the following two Masters programmes:

Master Phil. in Energy Development Studies (with the Energy Systems Research Group) Master Phil. in Sustainable Mineral Resources (with the Minerals to Metals Initiative)

For more information  download the advert.

The Deadline for applications is 5 November 2021 – any applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: TRAJECTS Scholarship funding for UCT PhD students for 2022 – 2024
Mon, 11 Oct 2021 - 10:00

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

For more information  download the advert.

The Deadline for applications is 30 November 2021.

Post-Doctoral Position For an Energy Systems Researcher
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 - 20:30

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.

Due:  27 September 2021,  08:00

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Life Cycle Assessment course, Online, 13 – 22 Sept 2021
Sun, 08 Aug 2021 - 23:45

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.

For more information, see the brochure, or contact yumna.vanderschyff@uct.ac.za

Professor Harro von Blottnitz elected as Fellow of South African Academy of Engineering
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 - 23:15

Harro von Blottnitz, Professor of Chemical Engineering has been elected a Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineering (SAAE). His election places him among an elite group of 213 fellows who straddle the worlds of academia and industry, and who are considered thought leaders in their fields.

For more information, see https://www.news.uct.ac.za/article/-2021-05-27-uct-professor-elected-as-fellow-of-south-african-academy-of-engineering

Earth Day: Cheaper renewable energy a game changer in SA’s emissions targets
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 - 22:45

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.

For more info, see https://www.news.uct.ac.za/article/-2021-04-22-earth-day-renewable-energy-a-game-changer-in-sas-emissions-targets

Welcome Ongezwa Mbaba
Sun, 07 Mar 2021 - 17:15

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

New paper on e-mobility in the SADC
Sat, 27 Feb 2021 - 14:00

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.

SADC e-Mobility Outlook: Accelerating Low Carbon Transport Futures

 

The research report series is available at: https://saiia.org.za/thematic-area/climate-change/

Launch of the Climate Transparency Report 2020
Mon, 16 Nov 2020 - 15:45

The launch of the Climate Transparency Report 2020 : South Africa Country Profile will be hosted online by the ESRG on Wednesday, 25th November 2020 at 12pm.

For more information see: Online launch of the Climate Transparency Report 2020

Post-doc position for an Energy Systems Modeller at the Energy Systems Group
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 - 08:15

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.

Life Cycle Assessment course, Online, 12 – 21 October 2020
Fri, 11 Sep 2020 - 07:45

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.

For more information, see the brochure, or contact Carol.Carr@uct.ac.za

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