Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA) promotes equitable, low carbon, clean energy development in urban South Africa and Africa. We do this through research, capacity building, policy engagement and information dissemination.

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Urban Energy Support is an information portal of relevant documents and resources, with an emphasis on practical tools and guides to support the transition towards sustainable local energy development and a low carbon trajectory for the country in the context of global climate change.

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SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ENGINEER VACANCY
We would like to employ an experienced technical graduate in an energy, engineering or related field.

SEA features in Engineering News
Article: Local governments must play bigger role in energy sector

The FIRST-EVER model of the urban energy future of Sub-Saharan Africa.
SEA, through the SAMSET programme has published a working paper which presents the results of an energy futures modelling exercise of cities in Sub-Saharan Africa. The preliminary results show that while emissions will grow substantially, if the  SE4All goals are achieved, a 20% decline in this growth could be realised.

Covenant of Mayors extends its reach into Sub-Saharan Africa
The Covenant of Mayors now enters its next phase in Sub-Saharan Africa. This exciting initiative aims at increasing the capacities of cities to provide access to sufficient, sustainable and safe energy services to urban populations. The call for proposals is out.

How can cities be supported to achieve national emissions reductions targets in South Africa?
SEA has recently undertaken a study to determine the opportunities for urban emissions reductions in South Africa. This briefing paper examines the influence of cities in achieving national targets and recommends how national structures and mechanisms can be used to enable greater achievements in cities. Read the briefing paper.

COP21 - What does the Paris Outcome mean for South Africa and its cities. 
Paris Outcome signals the end of business as usual for energy industries and potentially locks the world into green transitions. For the first time in history, more than 150 developed and developing countries around the world have promised to reduce GHG emissions. How binding are these agreements and how does it provide impetus for action at a local level?

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WARNING: Scammers in Durban and Eastern Cape
Please be warned of scammers posing as Sustainable Energy Africa operating in the Durban and Eastern Cape areas. These scammers are accepting payment for the instalment of solar water heaters and other domestic equipment and not returning. Please note that SEA does not sell nor install any equipment. If you have been approached or have any information, please do let us know. Any information to track down these con artists will be useful. Please call Mukta Govan at 021 702 3622.