Hot Seat with Jesse Burton

Hot Seat with Jesse Burton

Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 11:30am to 12:15pm

Jesse Burton is a researcher in the Energy Systems, Economics, and Policy group at the Energy Research Centre at the University of Cape Town. Her research focuses on the South African coal and electricity sectors.  Some of her recent research has examined the politics of fossil fuel subsidies, the cost and greenhouse gas implications of future coal investments, the costs and risks of stranded assets in the South African energy sector, and the economics of coal-fired power plants. She is currently involved in research examining the political economy of the South African coal sector, fossil fuel finance, and developing transition pathways for South Africa’s coal sector in the context of climate change.

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