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Who Decides Africa’s Net Zero Pathways? Five ways to fix how we model African energy transitions and why it matters for climate and development
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- Op-Eds & ArticlesAir-Conditioning Should Be a Human Right in the Climate CrisisOriginally posted in Scientific American, May 10, 2022. We need to protect vulnerable people from killer heat without destroying the environment A record-breaking heat wave is sweeping South Asia, threatening hundreds of millions of people with deadly temperatures well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit.Learn More
- Op-Eds & ArticlesWhere are Africa’s Clean Energy Projects? A proactive agenda for the US GovernmentBLUF: The USG wants to fund as many new clean energy projects in Africa as possible, but the pool of bankable utility-scale generation projects is running dry.Learn More
- MultimediaEpisode #14 Ashvin Dayal: We Need to Redefine Energy & Development ProgressDayal, Senior Vice President of Power & Climate and The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet at The Rockefeller Foundation, discusses how he got into working on energy, why he believes in raising the definition of energy access, and the power of philanthropy. Ashvin Dayal leads The Rockefeller Foundation’s Power & Climate program, aimed at scaling up energy access and accelerating an inclusive energy transition in emerging markets.Learn More
Moving Beyond ‘All or Nothing’: Finding the Pragmatic Middle Ground on Gas in AfricaEurope’s energy crisis is aggravating a decades-old tension between the developed and the developing world. As wealthy countries increase natural gas imports (including from Africa), many of them are maintaining policies that restrict development finance for gas-fired infrastructure projects in poorer nations.Continue Reading
Hub vs Hub: The debate over development finance for natural gas is messy. Here are two pragmatic solutions.The fight over when – or even whether – to use development finance for gas-fired power plants in poor countries has become overly contentious and counterproductive.Continue Reading
Making Nigeria’s energy transition plan a realityNigeria wants to achieve a net-zero emissions energy system In November 2021, at the United Nations climate change conference (COP26) held in Glasgow, President Muhammadu Buhari announced Nigeria’s commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2060.Continue Reading
2022 Map of the Global Market for Advanced Nuclear: Emerging International DemandThird Way and Energy for Growth Hub have been mapping the global market for advanced nuclear over the last few years, tracking both projected energy demand growth to midcentury and various metrics on civil nuclear “readiness” for countries around the world.Continue Reading
Will rising interest rates crush renewables in Africa?We’ve worried that energy projects in Africa, especially renewables, were at risk from rising interest rates and an increasingly unstable global economy.Continue Reading
EVerything you need to know about African EV manufacturingCarbon-free transportation is key in limiting global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius. And for Africa, it is an opportunity for economic development and alleviating local air pollution.Continue Reading
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Net zero plans exclude AfricaPublished in Nature, November 2, 2022. Energy transition plans leave out African data, priorities and expertise, excluding one billion people on the continent. Imagine making a data-driven plan for the world, but leaving out more than one billion people in Africa.Continue Reading
Job Opportunity: Comms CoordinatorThe Energy for Growth Hub reaches a variety of niche audiences such as government officials, investors, businesses, and civil society in the U.S.Continue Reading
One very simple calculation reveals a core truth about climate justiceClimate policy is complicated. The latest authoritative IPCC assessment is 3000+ pages long and much of it is impossible for non-experts to understand.Continue Reading
Q&A with Jacob Kincer: Can electric vehicles (EVs) chart a course out of the global economic and climate challenges of gasoline?The world faces an energy security crisis and higher gas prices triggered by the Russia-Ukraine conflict and compounded by the ongoing pandemic.Continue Reading