Renewable Energy for Transitions (RE4T)Theme(s): Decoupling and Resource Flows
Project Leader(s): Prof Mark Swilling, Dr Holle Linnea Wlokas, Dr Megan Davies
Enabled by funding from the National Research Foundation, the Renewable Energy for Transitions (RE4T) group supports postgraduate research on the developmental impacts of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme. This includes research that focuses on urban energy governance, socio-economic and enterprise development, and social performance within the utility scale procurement programme. The objectives of this research group are to advance the academic debate on just energy transitions and support sustainable developmental impact of the energy sector in South Africa.
Associated student led projects
- Fostering experimental governance for ‘Energy Democracy’ in the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme: Lessons from South Africa for the Global Energy Transition (Megan Davies) (Dr Megan Davies)
- Black Women owned (BWO) businesses: included or excluded in utility scale renewable energy procurement? (Fezeka Stuurman) ()
- Conflicts over land for renewable energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa: Can they be prevented through pre-emptive conflict mediation? (Henry Mooney) ()
- Social Entrepreneurship: An innovative approach to implementing community development in South Africa’s large scale renewables roll-out (Kyle Swartz) ()