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Energy Access Project

Developing solutions to energy policy and market challenges in emerging economies

Nearly 1 billion people lack basic electricity, and billions more lack access to the reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy systems that form the backbone of job creation, growth, and improved social well-being.

The Energy Access Project at Duke focuses on building knowledge and networks to inform key decision-making related to energy poverty. It brings world-class researchers to bear on the highest priority questions of the day and supports policy-makers, project developers, investors, civil society, and impacted communities in driving energy system development and transformation.

Recent Updates

Listen now! Balancing Competition & Subsidy: Mini-Grid Incentives Programs in Africa Webinar

Listen now! Balancing Competition & Subsidy: Mini-Grid Incentives Programs in Africa Webinar

What can we learn from countries trying to scale mini-grid deployment? In this webinar, hear early lessons from Africa in the latest report from the Energy Access Project at Duke, “Balancing Competition and Subsidy: Mini-grid Incentive Programs in Africa.” EAP’s Jonathan Phillips and Victoria Plutshack led the discussion with a host of experts in the field.

Virtual Policy Boot Camp: Foreign Governments and U.S. Institutions Abroad

Duke University students will have the opportunity to learn more about environmental policy making institutions—what they are, how they work, and how to engage them—through informal discussions with Nicholas Institute professionals, Jackson Ewing and EAP's Jonathan Phillips.
Summer 2021 Energy Access Internships and Research Projects

Summer 2021 Energy Access Internships and Research Projects

The Energy Access Project at Duke University (EAP) provides funding to students that will spend their summer conducting internships with companies, government agencies and non-profits, or supporting Duke faculty-led research projects. Students should submit proposals...

Meet the Energy Access Project Team

Meet our team of researchers and policy experts.
Energy Access Project team
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