Category Archives: Carbon tax

Comments on the Draft Carbon Tax Bill

Date: 8 March 2018 at 19:08

Subject: Comments of the draft carbon tax bill
To: carbontaxbillcomments, tsepanya, awicomb
Cc: Sharlin.hemraj, memory.machimgambi

Dear Sir/Madam,

Please find attached comments on the the draft carbon tax bill from members of the Energy Governance South Africa (EGSA) network.

EGSA is a network of over 60 organisations and individuals promoting good governance in the energy sector.

Please could you confirm receipt of this email and when our document has been received by the relevant people.

Furthermore we would like to request an opportunity to present at the Public Hearing on the 14th March in Parliament.

Kind Regards

Richard Halsey, on behalf of EGSA

EGSA Comments on Draft CarbonTax Bill 8 Mar 2018.pdf

Seminar on 19 October, 2017 – How much energy poverty can be through carbon tax revenues?

Event: Harald Winkler and UCT’s Energy Research Centre on 19 October, 2017.

Harald Winkler You are invited to a seminar at which Prof Winkler will share some recent work, analyzing how much energy poverty can be reduced by spending carbon tax revenues in South Africa. The seminar is based on a think-piece, supported by a simple spreadsheet model, assuming carbon tax rates from Treasury and looking at four large programmes to reduce energy poverty: electrification, LPG, sustainable housing and rooftop solar.

Come to discuss !

ERC big seminar room (6th floor, Menzies Bldg, Rm 6.48)

Thursday 19 October 2017 1 – 2 p.m.

RSVP to just so we have an idea of numbers; feel free to pass this invitation on.

The article is available online at Winkler, H 2017. Reducing energy poverty through carbon tax revenues in South Africa. Journal of Energy in Southern Africa 28 (3): 12-26.

Consultation on the Draft Carbon Tax Bill

South African National Treasury, 30 March, 2016.

The Treasury has issued an invitation to attend a consultation event on the Draft Carbon Tax Bill to be held in Pretoria on 15 April, 2016.

Invitation letter: 11 Invitation Letter Carbon Tax Bill Consultation (1)

Draft programme: 11 consultation-General – Open – draft programme (1)


Carbon offset trading could be aligned with carbon budgeting approach

Engineering News, 12 September, 2014.

The proposed carbon offset trading scheme, currently being considered by National Treasury, has the potential to be aligned to the carbon budgeting approach set out in the National Climate Change Response Paper (NCCRP) if the right foundation is put in place, a report by carbon emissions and climate change advisory company Promethium Carbon has shown.The carbon offset trading system formed part of the carbon tax set to be implemented in 2016, while the carbon budgeting approach, also known as the desired emission reduction outcomes (DEROs)system was suggested in the NCCRP in conjunction with a mix of measures aimed at achieving the desired outcomes…

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