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How electrification causes industrialization: Lessons from Indonesia
- MemoThree Top Priorities for Nigeria’s 2020 Power AgendaSuccessive interventions, including privatization, have not yet resolved Nigeria’s persistent power sector challenges. This year, the newly-appointed Honorable Minister of Power will continue on the path towards achieving key power sector goals, namely increased reliability and reduced revenue loss.Learn More
- MemoCould natural gas help India exit coal?Context: Energy demand in India is forecast to double between now and 2040 as the country strives to improve living standards for its population of over 1.3 billion.Learn More
- MemoCosts of unreliable electricity to African firmsThe availability and reliability of electricity services is crucial for economic development because of electricity’s role as a powerful engine of social and economic change.Learn More
- MemoCompetitive Auctions and Ultra-Low Solar BidsThe global record low tariff for a utility-scale solar PV project has been broken seven times since 2016, all within auction environments, with recent leading bids dipping below US $0.02/kWh, and average prices pushing past the cost-competitive range with coal and gas.Learn More
What happens to global emissions if Africa triples down on natural gas for power?What exactly is Africa’s role in climate mitigation? We already know that the entire continent accounts for just 3% of cumulative CO2 emissions.Continue Reading
Podcast: Jessica Lovering on The Power Hungry PodcastJessica Lovering talks with Power Hungry host Robert Bryce about her work with The Energy For Growth Hub on nuclear power for emerging economies, the challenges facing the nuclear sector, the advantages of small modular reactors, and why they have the potential to be, as she put it, the “iPhone of nuclear reactors.” Listen to their discussion here, or below. Continue Reading
Back to Basics: Tech entrepreneurs in Nigeria need a cheap, reliable and continuous supply of electricityNigeria has one of the most rapidly growing tech sectors on the continent, fueled by a robust supply of high-skill workers and venture capitalists looking for new markets.Continue Reading
- Op-Eds & Articles
12 reasons why natural gas should be part of Africa's clean energy futureOriginally appeared in a World Economic Forum (WEF) post, July 23, 2020. Several high-profile financiers of emerging markets infrastructure, such as the UK government, are actively considering a blanket ban on fossil fuels that would preclude any new projects involving natural gas.Continue Reading
- Op-Eds & Articles
SE4All: A post-COVID agenda for a 'zombie-free' recovery of Africa's power marketsOriginally appeared in a Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) post, July 21, 2020 COVID-19 and the global recession are a gut-punch to Africa’s battle against energy poverty.Continue Reading
Is nuclear power only for wealthy countries?The debate over which countries should pursue nuclear energy is timely because the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is considering lifting its prohibition on financing nuclear power projects.Continue Reading
How electrification causes industrialization: Lessons from IndonesiaInvesting in electrification has long been considered an essential ingredient for industrial development, and ultimately growth. In practice, the evidence is mixed, and can vary substantially across different contexts.Continue Reading
Is Nuclear Power Pro-Development? Six reasons why the DFC should lift its banThe US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is considering a change to its current ban on financing projects with a nuclear reactor, a relic holdover policy from its predecessor agency OPIC.Continue Reading
Todd Moss: "Growing the Power Grid in Africa" on Resources RadioHost Daniel Raimi talks with Todd Moss on efforts to build electricity capacity across Africa, as well as economic and political hurdles that complicate the expansion of power.Continue Reading
Six Ways to Improve Nigeria’s Crumbling Transmission NetworkWritten in collaboration with Nextier Advisory Context: Nigeria’s transmission network has long been a weak link in the country’s electricity value chain.Continue Reading