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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

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

Benefits of Action to Reduce Household Air Pollution (BAR-HAP) Tool

Two of our team members, Marc Jeuland and Ipsita Das, assisted in developing the WHO Benefits of Action to Reduce Household Air Pollution (BAR-HAP) Tool, which is a planning tool for assessing the costs and benefits of different interventions to address the global burden of disease associated with cooking-related household air pollution.

July 13, 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

A series of Events with Olasimbo Sojinrin

We will be hosting a series of events with Ms. Olasimbo Sojinrin. Olasimbo is the country director of Solar Sister in Nigeria. Solar Sister is an organization that enables electrification in last-mile rural communities by training its women to be entrepreneurs that distribute clean energy technology in their home communities. Their work spans across 5 countries, and they have enabled over 10,000 entrepreneurs.

March 10, 2020

Podcast: A Small Green Idea to Power Rural Nepal

As Subhrendu Pattanayak and a group of researchers from Duke University navigate narrow catwalks high into the Annapurna mountain range in the Himalayas, they begin to understand first-hand the difficulties of establishing any set infrastructure in such difficult terrain.

March 20, 2019

Three takeaways about Puerto Rico’s renewable energy revolution

How can Puerto Ricans increase grid reliability on their island? That’s the question our team of five students has been tackling this year for our master’s project at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, with guidance from faculty mentors Betsy Albright and Lori Bennear.

February 14, 2019
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