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:
What Will ‘Net Zero’ Mean for Africa? We aim to find out.
By Katie Auth, Rose Mutiso
‘Net zero’ has emerged as one of the biggest new buzzwords in global climate and energy policy. Multiple analyses have laid out potential net zero pathways for the world’s energy systems, and high-profile pledges to achieve net zero carbon emissions have now been made by over 60% of countries and more than 30% of the world’s largest publicly-traded companies.
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.
Sub-Saharan Africa Should Shift its Focus to Developing Productive Uses of Energy
By June Lukuyu
Sub-Saharan Africa continues to aggressively pursue universal electricity access in a bid to drive economic development, improved health, literacy, food security, and gender equality.
An update on the Nigerian Electrification Project: electrifying Nigeria’s most underserved
By Chigozie Nweke-Eze
The Nigerian Electrification Project (NEP) is a federal government scheme designed in 2018 with the World Bank, the African Development Bank (AfDB), and other partners to provide energy access to under- and unserved communities in Nigeria using renewable sources.