Many emerging economies in Asia and Africa are rich in hydrocarbon resources and have active exploration and production. However, most production is exported to wealthier nations, rather than being used to help generate power at home.
While many high-income economies are boosting their reliance on natural gas for power, international financing institutions feel growing pressure to restrict investment in gas in emerging and frontier markets — even when it presents a lower-emissions alternative than diesel, coal, or traditional biofuels.
By bridging research to policy, the Hub is changing the conversation about the potential of natural gas to provide energy for economic growth in these economies. We also explore potential policy and technological solutions that could remove obstacles along the gas-to-power value chain to enable countries to harness their own resources to power future prosperity.
- MemoGas-to-Power Value ChainMany countries have vast gas resources, but too often they are squandered or simply exported rather than used domestically. Our gas lead, Mark Thurber, describes what is necessary to fix the gas-to-power value chain.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