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- BlogBitcoin, gaming and the chasm of global energy inequalityWill Bitcoin cook the planet? A great Axios piece “No, Bitcoin won't destroy our climate by 2033” argues that carbon emissions from the substantial energy consumption of bitcoin mining isn’t likely to significantly contribute to global warming.Learn More
- MemoWaste-to-Energy: one solution for two problems?Incinerating organic waste is the most common method of producing energy from municipal solid waste. While this approach is significantly more costly than landfills, waste-to-energy (WTE) can make economic sense in areas where there are energy deficits and/or a shortage of landfill space.Learn More
- MemoFour Meta-Challenges to Power Sector Reform in Sub-Saharan MarketsSub-Saharan African countries urgently need more electricity services to foster economic growth and job creation. While plugging the energy gap is not sufficient to address all the region’s economic woes, it is a fundamental building block to the wider aspirations of these societies.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
Jessica LoveringJessica Lovering is a doctoral student in Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research focuses on how commercial nuclear trade affects international security standards and how very small nuclear reactors could be deployed on microgrids.Continue Reading
Johanna Nesseth TuttleJohanna Nesseth Tuttle serves as the Executive Director of the Niger Delta Partnership Initiative. Previously she led Chevron’s policy engagement on global development and corporate social responsibility, including economic development, the role of energy in development, financial transparency and the Sustainable Development Goals. Prior to Chevron, she served as Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning & Development at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, a nonpartisan, nonprofit policy organization in Washington, DC.Continue Reading
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Africa’s Cities Are About to Boom – and Maybe ExplodeAfrica is rural. Or that’s what senior Western officials envision when they talk about the continent. America’s top diplomat for the region, Tibor Nagy, recently said that Africa is “by and large an agricultural society.” He isn’t alone: Germany’s recent Marshall Plan with Africa insists that “rural areas will determine Africa’s future.” This is wrong.Continue Reading
Bitcoin, gaming and the chasm of global energy inequalityWill Bitcoin cook the planet? A great Axios piece “No, Bitcoin won't destroy our climate by 2033” argues that carbon emissions from the substantial energy consumption of bitcoin mining isn’t likely to significantly contribute to global warming.Continue Reading
Anant SudarshanAnant Sudarshan is South Asia Director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC). He is also a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Economics, University of Chicago.Continue Reading
Mimi AlemayehouMimi Alemayehou is Managing Director at Black Rhino Group, an infrastructure platform focused on the development and acquisition of energy and infrastructure projects across Africa.Continue Reading
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Scientific American: How a Key Energy Technology Can Help Developing CountriesA global energy transition is under way. Its potential to redraw the landscape will be most profoundly felt in developing economies.Continue Reading
Catrina GodinhoCatrina Godinho is a Research Associate and PhD Candidate in Managing Infrastructure Investment, Reform and Regulation in Africa (MIRA), based at the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Graduate School of Business (GSB).Continue Reading
Podcast: Todd Moss on Resources RadioHost Daniel Raimi of Resources For the Future talks with Todd Moss. They cover two major topics: avoiding the so-called "oil curse" in the nation of Guyana, and supporting economic growth in the developing world by improving energy access for businesses and industries. Listen to the whole Podcast below or here.Continue Reading
Podcast: Todd Moss on Breakthrough DialoguesIt is universally true that all rich countries use a lot of energy. This might make you think about in-home systems: refrigerators, lights, etc.Continue Reading