Several PESD Working Papers helped inform the analysis of the newly released 2011 World Energy Outlook. Read more »
PESD paper on the future of South African coal featured in Bloombergin the news: Bloomberg
In the Bloomberg news article "Zuma's Quest for India Ties Threatens S. Africa Power Supply," PESD Working Paper #100 by Anton Eberhard titled "The Future of South African Coal: Market, Investment, and Policy Challenges" was cited in the estimation of the price Africa's utility Eskom Holdings Ltd. pays for coal.
Research by PESD researchers Richard Morse and Gang He cited in Bloomberg Newsin the news: Bloomberg News on June 21, 2010
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The Boston Review releases Victor and Morse's "Living With Coal"Op-ed: The Boston Review on September 9, 2009
David Victor and Richard Morse explain why coal, the world's fastest growing fossil fuel and leading source of greenhouse gas emissions, is here to stay and how climate policy can tackle this problem. Their piece is also featured in Engineering World's October/November 2009 issue.
PESD affiliates Stephen Davis, Alison Hughes, and Kate Louw publish findings on the impacts of the free basic electricity program in two small rural towns in South Africa.
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South Africa's Electricity Crisis
South Africa's power grid is in crisis. Leading South African gold and platinum mines stopped production in late January, and blackouts are endemic. No end is in sight, and the shortages have spilled over to the neighboring countries Botswana and Namibia. Check out a thorough preview of the crisis in an early essay by PESD collaborator, Anton Eberhard, former electricity regulator and an expert on power at the University of Cape Town, Political Economy of Power Sector Reform in South Africa. Professor Eberhard was also recently quoted in a detailed commentary at the New York Times. Read more »
in the news: New York Times on July 29, 2007
Anton Eberhard is quoted in an article describing the stressed grids of countries in Africa where blackouts are common and impede development, according to the World Bank. Read more »