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Working PaperThe energy transition in Asia: The role of liquefied natural gas and implications for East African producers
This study provides an overview of the use of natural gas and liquefied natural gas in Asia, both historic, current, and with an outlook for the future...Energy energy utilities fuel
Working PaperThe energy transition in Asia: Country priorities, fuel types, and energy decisions
This paper provides an overview of the energy transition in Asia. It sets out the underlying drivers and how these set energy transition priorities in China, India, and South East Asia...renewable resources Energy energy utilities
In the mediaAn energy expert from SA-TIED appears on SABC's The Bottom Line South Africa Energy Climate change
Working PaperClimate change and the extractives sector
The extractives industries must adjust their operations to shifting patterns of demand for oil, natural gas, and coal together with metals and minerals – as policies and new technologies encourage progress along low-carbon pathways in energy, t...Extractives Oil Natural gas
NewsNew collaborative programme focusing on economic transformation and inequality launched with South African government and other regional organizations Structural economic transformation Economic inequality Employment and Industry
BookThe Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions
This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations...Energy Development Climate change
Working PaperEnergy system and economy-wide implications of a rapid transition to decarbonized energy in South Africa
Developed as well as developing countries will have to increase their ambition relative to their stated Nationally Determined Contributions to limit global temperature increases to 2°C above pre-industrial levels...Energy Climate policy Welfare