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CRISP 2024 Research Award

EAP received a Duke Climate Research Innovation Seed Program (CRISP) award to research “Monetizing Resilience to Mobilize Climate Capital: Understanding the Value of Climate-Smart Agriculture in East Africa”.

May 3, 2024

Phillips Appointed as Visiting Professor to Duke Kunshan University for Fall Semester

Jonathan Phillips, director of the James E. Rogers Energy Access Project at Duke University, will be a visiting associate professor at Duke Kunshan University (DKU) in China during fall 2023. Jonathan will work with DKU’s International Master of Environmental Policy program, furthering research on low-carbon development and investment.

August 28, 2023

Bringing Water to Thirsty Fields With Help From the Sun

On the latest episode from the Sanford’s Ways & Means podcast – Marc Jeuland, Jonathan Phillips, & Rahel Bekele discusses how solar mini-grid powered irrigation can change smallholder farmers’ lives and the work EAP@Duke is doing to evaluate the effects of the DREAM project on the resilience of the farming community.

March 30, 2023

Climate finance myth busting

Jonathan Phillips unpacks the most commonly misunderstood concepts around the state of climate finance.

October 31, 2022

How to Transition to a Clean Energy Future

What is delaying the transition to clean energy in the US? Listen to EAP’s Jonathan Phillips explaining policy and infrastructure requirements to attain net zero emissions goals during New York Climate Week on Cheddar News

September 22, 2022

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.

February 22, 2021

Energy Monitor: 2021 will see more climate finance for locally led energy access

EAP’s Jonathan Phillips explains that hundreds of millions of people will not get electricity access by 2030 if we rely on purely commercial off-grid approaches alone.

February 10, 2021

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 lessons.

December 17, 2020

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, this new Energy Insight focuses on the opportunities for distribution utilities and mini-grid developers to collaborate.

December 15, 2020
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