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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

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

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

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 Chile’s ambitious voluntary coal retirement scheme.

December 9, 2020

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!

May 18, 2020

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 required to bridge the gap between the cost of providing last-mile electricity and what poorer customers are able to pay.

May 6, 2020

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 expensive proposition. This brief explores the successful rural electrification experiences of seven case countries—Brazil, Chile, Laos, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, and Tunisia—looking specifically at the cost of connections and how subsidies and public financing were deployed to address the affordability challenge and facilitate energy access.

May 1, 2020

Story+ Call for Applications

Consider applying to join the Energy Access Project’s Story+ project, Joining the electric circus: rural electrification and gender in the papers of Louisan Mamer!

January 10, 2020

Data+ Call for Applications

Consider applying to join the Energy Access Project’s Data+ project, Taking electrification on the road: Exploring the impact of the Electric Farm Equipment roadshow!

January 10, 2020
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