The Energy for Growth Hub focuses on critical issues and regions for connecting the world to a high-energy future.

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Metrics & Goals

The world’s energy goals--as embodied in the definition of energy access -- are setting the bar far too low and often measuring the wrong thing.
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Jobs & Productivity

The cost and reliability of energy is a leading barrier to firm expansion and job creation in many countries across Africa and Asia.
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Big Data & The Grid

Smart policy can exploit new technology to strengthen grids and utility finances.
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Utility-Scale Renewables

Renewable energy will be a critical component of any long-term energy mix. But solar, wind, geothermal, and hydro are all currently under-exploited across many frontier and emerging markets.
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The Future of Natural Gas

Decisions regarding the future of natural gas will shape local economies, and the global effort to combat both energy poverty and climate change.
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Advanced Nuclear

Today’s fast-evolving nuclear technology may be especially suited to emerging economies.
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Climate Resilience & Adaptation

Climate adaptation will require more energy, not less, for many vulnerable regions.
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Energy Finance

To fulfill the promise of a high energy future for everyone, we will need the full suite of public financial tools and better ways to crowd-in private capital.
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Sub-Saharan Africa

Across Africa, the lack of reliable and affordable electricity is a major barrier to human development, job creation, and future prosperity.
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South & SE Asia

More than two billion people live in Asian countries where inadequate and unreliable energy is a constraint to future prosperity.
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High Energy Planet Podcast

A bi-weekly podcast that brings new and unconventional thinking on solutions for global energy poverty and energy access.
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RACE Metric

A new indicator that captures the effective cost paid by firms for 24/7 power.
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PPA Transparency

An open, fair, and competitive market is critical to scaling clean energy.
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2050 Advanced Nuclear Map

Which countries are ready for advanced nuclear technologies?
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Modern Energy Minimum

Energy is fundamental to modern living and the driver of competitive and prosperous economies.
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