July 22, 2021
Todd Moss on the AfriNuke Podcast
By Todd Moss
Todd Moss speaks with AfriNuke Podcast on topics of the Hub Modern Energy Minimum, affordable energy for all and the data center needs that accompany energy, and climate adaptation (35:00).
Listen below or find this episode on AfriNuke’s website.
LNG exports and domestic gas use are not zero-sum
By Mark Thurber
Summary: Governments in emerging gas-producing countries often want to prioritize domestic use, but exports are not always at odds with building downstream consumption at home. Why it matters: Natural gas is viewed as a critical component of development in gas-producing countries.
Solar Can’t Scale in the Dark: Why lessons about subsidies and transparency from IFC’s Scaling Solar Zambia can reignite progress toward deploying clean energy
By Teal Emery
Executive Summary In 2016, Zambia’s utility-scale solar auction set records by achieving tariffs as low as 6 US cents per kilowatt hour.
What’s happening with USG support for African power plants? These 5 charts explain.
By Katie Auth, Jacob Kincer, Todd Moss
BLUF: USG support for African power generation has slowed in recent years, roughly mirroring broader market trends. The number of gas or diesel projects beginning construction has remained relatively small but stable over the past decade – while renewable projects dramatically increased, before falling in the last few years.
The Eskom crisis update: What comes next?
By Catrina Godinho
Summary: South Africa’s energy crisis has deepened, but could still get worse. While Eskom’s issues are myriad, closing the growing supply gap is a first-order priority. Relevance: State-owned power company Eskom is technically insolvent and implementing daily rolling blackouts (‘load-shedding’) at a huge cost to the economy and society. The Eskom crisis has implications for the entire southern African region.
What Ghana's Game-Changing PPA Register Means for Power Sector Transparency
By Grace Tamble, Rushaiya Ibrahim-Tanko
What Happened: Ghana’s utility regulator recently launched a public register of power purchase agreements (PPAs) to share information on all 14 of the country’s active electricity contracts covering both renewable and non-renewable power projects.