Recent Updates from the James E. Rogers Energy Access Project

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New Project: Catalyzing Climate Finance for Low Carbon AgTech

In partnership with the Shell Foundation and RMI, our latest project explores how investors and policymakers can overcome barriers to channeling climate finance to small AgTech businesses.

November 19, 2021

Congrats 2021 Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition Winners!

Graduate students from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford took first place in the ninth annual Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition at Duke University, developing business models for one of C-Quest Capital’s high-impact carbon finance projects.

November 15, 2021

New Gift Honors Visionary, Expands Duke’s Efforts on Energy Access

The Energy Access Project at Duke has received a new gift from M.A. Rogers to boost our work developing sustainable energy policy and market solutions in emerging economies. Our organization was established in 2017 through an earlier gift from Rogers and her late husband Jim, the former CEO and chairman of the board of Duke Energy. We will adopt a new name in Jim’s memory: the James E. Rogers Energy Access Project at Duke.

October 4, 2021

Prepaid meters promise profits for African utilities but success hinges on consumer response

Thomas Klug discusses the evidence surrounding prepaid electricity meter rollout in Africa.

October 1, 2021

Building Back Better Means Unleashing the Power of Women

Victoria Plutshack argues for why incorporating women into the energy ecosystem is a critical part of the Build Back Better agenda.

September 29, 2021

JOB ALERT: Energy Access Project Research Analyst

EAP is hiring! This new role will focus especially on advancing the Modernizing Energy Access Finance and Powering Productivity and Healthy Communities work streams.

August 31, 2021

Energy Internship Program fuels Duke students’ summer learning

Dozens of undergraduate and graduate students from across Duke University are taking deep dives into the energy industry this summer, thanks to the Energy Internship Program.

July 22, 2021

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 Conversation.

March 22, 2021

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 manufacturing.

March 22, 2021