Alison Hughes

Alison has been working as a Senior Researcher in energy systems analysis at the University of Cape Town for the past 18 years. She has conducted research under a number of themes related to energy demand, energy poverty, energy efficiency and energy supply. Her primary focus has been the development of full sector, local, regional and national energy systems models and their application to explore policy and technology opportunities and development pathways. This work includes, for example, the opportunities and likely outcomes of climate mitigation across all economic sectors, formulating national energy-efficiency targets, and understanding energy, land and water trade-offs.