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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.

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Summer 2020 Energy Internship Program

Summer 2020 Energy Internship Program

This summer, the Energy Access Project funded nine students to look at issues of energy accessibility, finance, and technology across the globe On August 28th, students who completed summer internships through the Energy Initiative Internship Program and the Energy...

Meet the Energy Access Project Team

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