July 29, 2020
Coffee Break Briefing with Rose Mutiso: “How will Africa’s Power Sector Recover?”
Hub Research Director Rose Mutiso proposes a post-COVID agenda for Africa’s power sector that doesn’t simply revert to the old status quo. Find out more in her Coffee Break Briefing discussion with Todd Moss:
How the Biden Administration should build on Power Africa, and Why
By Katie Auth
Given everything else happening these days, it’s easy to imagine a new administration putting international development policy on the back burner.
Who in Africa is Ready for Nuclear Power?
By Jacob Kincer, Jessica Lovering
Demand for electricity across Africa will grow many times over by 2050. Nuclear power is a potential source of clean power to drive industrialization and growing incomes, especially with new smaller, safer, and more flexible designs expected to come to the market over the next decade.
Powering Africa’s Data Infrastructure: No Power, No Digital Transformation
By Rose Mutiso, Katie Hill
COVID-19 makes a chronic issue more urgent ELECTRICITY ACCOUNTS FOR MORE THAN HALF OF DATA CENTER OPERATING COSTS Massive changes in how the world works, learns and does business have been made possible by the Internet and related information and communications technology (ICT).
What will the UK’s fossil fuel “ban” really mean for development?
By Katie Auth
At the recent UN Climate Ambition Summit, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a major policy announcement, a move being hailed as having made the UK “the first major industrialized nation to end all public finance for fossil fuel projects overseas.” But that isn’t exactly true. In fact, the policy makes (important) exceptions to enable energy for development in the world’s poorest countries, where climate change intersects with widespread energy poverty.
Infographic: What is sub-Saharan Africa’s contribution to global CO2 emissions?
By Todd Moss
One of the most striking infographics from the wonderful Our World in Data is the treemap which asks “Who has contributed most to global CO2 emissions?” In the original version from Hannah Ritchie, sub-Saharan Africa is so small that only South Africa and Nigeria even warrant labels. So, with Hannah’s generous permission, we used her data to recreate a reconfigured graphic.