July 22, 2020
Coffee Break Briefing with Jay Taneja: “What’s Happening to Electricity Demand in Africa?”
Hub Fellow and Assistant Professor at UMass-Amherst Jay Taneja walks us through the latest trends with the most up-to-date satellite data in our first ever Coffee Break Briefing. See his full presentation below:
Todd Moss on the 17 Rooms Podcast: “New targets and metrics for energy reliability, productivity, and quality"
By Todd Moss
In this thirteenth interview of the “17 Rooms” podcast, Todd Moss discusses new “measurable metrics” to reframe SDG7 energy targets to be more ambitious and location-specific with Clare Boland Ross and John McArthur. Listen to the full episode below, or here (with a full transcript available for download):
Op-Eds & Articles
A coal renaissance is not coming to Africa
By Jacob Kincer, Todd Moss, Mark Thurber
Published in World Development Perspectives, Vol. 25, March 2022. As the US and much of Europe pursue aggressive plans to decarbonize, in part by replacing coal-fired power stations with cleaner sources, the global focus has shifted to coal in emerging economies.
Coffee Break Briefing with Susanna Berkouwer: Measuring Reliability with GridWatch
By Susanna Berkouwer, Noah Klugman
Reliable electricity is crucial to economic development, but gaps in outage data often prevent utility operators from understanding the scale of the problem.
What’s reliability without voltage quality?
By Susanna Berkouwer
This post is co-authored with Joshua Adkins, Eric Hsu, Noah Klugman, Adam Streff, and Alexandra Wall. Policymakers increasingly recognize the importance of energy access for sustainable development.
Coffee Break Briefing with Todd Moss and Jake Kincer: Africa's Coal Pipeline
By Todd Moss, Jacob Kincer, Katie Auth
Africa’s current coal capacity is a fraction of the global total, but many fear a potential coal boom on the continent, a concern that has captured media attention and bolstered calls to halt funding for all fossil fuels.