May 26, 2021
Coffee Break Briefing with Ben Attia: Big trends to watch in emerging market solar
Emerging markets are grappling with the dual challenge of decarbonizing their energy systems while providing abundant, affordable, and reliable energy to everyone. While solar has massive potential to help meet these needs in many emerging markets, large-scale investment will be required to continue its momentum.
Benjamin Attia, a Hub fellow and research analyst at Wood Mackenzie, presented on the big trends to watch in emerging market solar.
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Where is the DFC’s clean energy pipeline in Africa?
By Katie Auth, Jacob Kincer, Todd Moss
A previous version of this article erroneously referred to "On-Grid" projects in Figure 1, when it should have referred to All Generation projects. Relevance: At the G7 summit in June, the US and its allies prioritized the growing energy and climate crises, announcing a $600bn initiative for emerging markets infrastructure.
How the global energy crisis is improving the prospects of solar in Nigeria
By Habiba Ahut Daggash
BLUF Diesel prices in Nigeria have almost quadrupled since 2021 due to increased price volatility in global oil markets and the devaluation of the Naira, the local currency.
Coffee Break Briefing with Ben Attia: Headwinds to clean energy
By Benjamin Attia, Todd Moss
Countries in Africa need a massive scale-up of clean energy. But the pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine are disproportionately affecting these economies— and having especially severe effects on their energy sectors. Our latest analysis, “New Headwinds to Clean Energy: Four crippling squeezes on SDG7 and priorities to address them,” shows that both grid and off-grid clean energy investments are being constrained. Fellow Ben Attia, co-author of the report and Research Lead for Energy, Climate and Sustainability at Blackrock discusses with co-author and host Todd Moss the four interlocking squeezes that are disrupting energy development across emerging and frontier markets, and four priority areas to tackle them. Watch their Coffee Break Briefing discussion below, and view all our past briefings here.
New Headwinds to Clean Energy: Four crippling squeezes on SDG7 and priorities to address them
By Benjamin Attia, Katie Auth, Todd Moss
Executive Summary Shocks from the pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine are disproportionately affecting emerging and frontier economies – and having especially severe effects on their energy sectors.