Net Zero may be coming. But America is a fossil fuel bank to the developing world today.

Net Zero may be coming. But America is a fossil fuel bank to the developing world today.

Net Zero may be coming. But America is a fossil fuel bank to the developing world today. < All EAP @Duke blog posts June 2021 Jonathan Phillips, Energy Access Project @Duke President Biden’s recently announced international climate finance plan is all about...
Grid or solar: looking for the best energy solution for the rural poor

Grid or solar: looking for the best energy solution for the rural poor

Grid or solar: looking for the best energy solution for the rural poor < All EAP @Duke blog posts May 2021 Jörg Peters, Leibniz Institute for Economic Research and Maximiliane Sievert, Leibniz Institute for Economic Research South Asia has made tremendous progress...
New Blog! Solar technologies can speed up vaccine rollout in Africa. Here’s how.

New Blog! Solar technologies can speed up vaccine rollout in Africa. Here’s how.

New Blog! Solar technologies can speed up vaccine rollout in Africa. Here’s how. The success of national vaccine distribution efforts depends on a functional cold chain. EAP's Rob Fetter shared how solar can be a part of the solution in The...
New Working Paper: Electrification to Grow Manufacturing? Evidence from Nepal

New Working Paper: Electrification to Grow Manufacturing? Evidence from Nepal

New Working Paper: Electrification to Grow Manufacturing? Evidence from Nepal In the inaugural working paper of our new series, Robyn Meeks and co-authors explore the impacts that access to electricity through microhydro in Nepal has on labor and...
Global Assessment of Electricity in Healthcare Facilities

Global Assessment of Electricity in Healthcare Facilities

Global Assessment of Electricity in Healthcare Facilities Taking stock of available global data on health facility electrification United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3, “Good Health and Well-being”, calls for the global community to come together to “ensure...
Listen now! Balancing Competition & Subsidy: Mini-Grid Incentives Programs in Africa Webinar

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...
Lessons for Modernizing Energy Access Finance

Lessons for Modernizing Energy Access Finance

Lessons for Modernizing Energy Access Finance A modern energy system requires modern energy finance. This on-going series explores the ways in which we can learn from how energy access has been financed in the past to build a better, more equitable future. Part One:...
New Blog! Lessons from the proliferating mini-grid incentive programs in Africa

New Blog! Lessons from the proliferating mini-grid incentive programs in Africa

New Blog! Lessons from the proliferating mini-grid incentive programs in Africa As governments put in place incentives to scale up mini-grid deployment, our team has reviewed 20 mini-grid programs in sub-Saharan Africa, in order to pull out some initial...
New Report! Business model innovations for utility and mini-grid integration: Insights from the Utilities 2.0 initiative in Uganda

New Report! Business model innovations for utility and mini-grid integration: Insights from the Utilities 2.0 initiative in Uganda

New Report! Business model innovations for utility and mini-grid integration: Insights from the Utilities 2.0 initiative in Uganda As a wave of decentralised renewable energy (DRE) technologies and business models are changing the energy service delivery landscape,...
What COVID-19 has cost the climate

What COVID-19 has cost the climate

What COVID-19 has cost the climate Climate talks like the annual Conference of the Parties (COP) have led to many climate successes; informal conversations between international stakeholders at COP can become leverage for policy change at home, as seen in the case of...
Watch: A Wider Lens on Energy – Adapting Deep Learning Techniques to Inform Energy Access Decisions

Watch: A Wider Lens on Energy – Adapting Deep Learning Techniques to Inform Energy Access Decisions

Watch: A Wider Lens on Energy – Adapting Deep Learning Techniques to Inform Energy Access Decisions In this webinar, an interdisciplinary team of Duke University students and faculty describe their Bass Connections project to use satellite imagery and...
GLEAN Annual Case Studies

GLEAN Annual Case Studies

GLEAN Annual Case Studies The Energy Access Project sponsors the Global Energy Access Network, an interdisciplinary network of graduate and undergraduate students at Duke. Together, we aim to foster a research and policy dialogue on campus around energy access through...
Mapping Solar Arrays With Aerial Imagery

Mapping Solar Arrays With Aerial Imagery

Mapping Solar Arrays With Aerial Imagery Energy Access Project Policymakers need accurate data in order to make strategic investments decisions for grids, microgrids, and off-grid solar home systems, but those data are often missing. Two critical inputs for...
Adoption of conservation agriculture in India

Adoption of conservation agriculture in India

Adoption of conservation agriculture in India Every October to November, the ambient air in the Indo-Gangetic plain becomes a noxious concoction of toxic emissions that are partly attributable to the seasonal agricultural residue burning. This burning contributes to a...
Come join the Electric Circus!

Come join the Electric Circus!

What the U.S. rural electrification story can teach us today Come join the Electric Circus! In 1935, only 10% of farms in the U.S. were electrified. This was seen as a huge problem – the productivity and quality of life that electricity could bring was bypassing the...
Gender and off-grid energy access in Myanmar

Gender and off-grid energy access in Myanmar

Gender and off-grid energy access in Myanmar Myanmar has the lowest electrification rate in Asia (> 60% rural population lacks electricity), and the Government of Myanmar aims to electrify all households by 2030 through grid extension and off-grid infrastructure....
Why Does Chile Have Such Bad Air Pollution?

Why Does Chile Have Such Bad Air Pollution?

< Back to SETI Media Why Does Chile Have Such Bad Air Pollution? Carlos Chavez is a professor of economics at the School of Business and Economics at Universidad de Talca in Central Chile. His research focuses on the use of wood-burning heating stoves in Chile and...
Powering Empowerment

Powering Empowerment

Powering Empowerment Experts from over 10 time zones and 35 countries came together May 12-13th for our first ever virtual workshop – Energy Access through a Gender Lens! This event, co-sponsored with the Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative and Women in...
An off-grid energy future requires learning from the past

An off-grid energy future requires learning from the past

An off-grid energy future requires learning from the past The more things change, the more they stay the same. EAP's latest in the Brookings Future Development blog explores the electrification experiences of seven countries, their program costs and the subsidies...
New Publication: Lessons for Modernizing Energy Access Finance, Part 1

New Publication: Lessons for Modernizing Energy Access Finance, Part 1

New Publication: Lessons for Modernizing Energy Access Finance, Part 1 Countries facing electricity access challenges today have more options and potential electrification pathways than ever before, but the initial cost of connecting new rural customers remains an...
Why Don’t More People Use Clean Cookstoves?

Why Don’t More People Use Clean Cookstoves?

< Back to SETI Media Why Don’t More People Use Clean Cookstoves? For years, the global development community has struggled over the problem of dirty burning cookstoves. These are typically rudimentary stoves that burn wood or other biomass — and in the process emit...
New Data and Technologies are Transforming Energy Access

New Data and Technologies are Transforming Energy Access

New Data and Technologies are Transforming Energy Access Technologies like geospatial imagery, machine learning and affordable batteries are generating ever more innovative ways to target customers with off-grid energy solutions. But according to analysts at the Duke...
Ayooluwa Balogun: Energy Access in the City

Ayooluwa Balogun: Energy Access in the City

Ayooluwa Balogun: Energy Access in the City I came into my summer internship at Aspire Power Solutions with a birds-eye view of the energy access problem. I had just finished a Bass connections class focused on the energy access landscape in Zambia. The Bass...
Energy in Emerging Markets Career Trek in Washington, DC

Energy in Emerging Markets Career Trek in Washington, DC

Energy in Emerging Markets Career Trek Washington, DC The Duke Energy Access Project (EAP) is organizing a career trek for a limited number of students to Washington DC, from January 23rd to 24th 2020 focused on energy in emerging markets. Students will spend two days...
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