Principal, Energy Transitions Research, LLC
Brad Handler is currently researching the Oil & Gas industry’s role and vulnerability in the global transition to lower carbon energy as well as the intersection between finance and energy.
Reframing Climate Justice for Development: Six principles for supporting inclusive and equitable energy transitions in low-emitting energy-poor African countries
By Mimi Alemayehou, Katie Auth, Murefu Barasa, Morgan Bazilian, Brad Handler, Uzo Iweala, Todd Moss, Rose Mutiso, Zainab Usman
Advancing inclusive and equitable energy transitions is one of this century’s most vital global challenges, and one in which development finance will play a crucial role.
How public funders can help take coal offline ahead of schedule: Three financial options
By Morgan Bazilian, Brad Handler, Katie Auth
To achieve net-zero emissions by mid-century, the International Energy Agency projects a need to phase out all unabated coal-fired power plants by 2040.1 This has significant potential implications for emerging markets, since an estimated 70% of existing coal-fired capacity (and over 90% of planned capacity) is in China, India, and about 20 other countries including Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam.2 Public and private funders are exploring various market-based options to accelerate the decommissioning of coal generation assets. Potential financing structures to accelerate decommissioning Options include the following three public-private mechanisms, each of which requires some form of concessionary public capital or guarantee: 1.