By Sini Numminen Access to truly green energy technologies with sufficient quality is a critical issue for the poorest. In a country where more than 250 million people live without access to electricity connection in thei..
By Johannes Urpelainen A new report by Sustainable Energy for All and Power for All proposes an analytical framework for quantifying the benefits of energy access. The report offers an innovative new approach to thinking about benefits ..
By Ryan Kennedy The Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), a strategic partner with ISEP, has recently released an important report on strategies for achieving 24×7 power for all in Odisha, India. The report highlights th..
By Michaël Aklin India is facing the daunting challenge of providing electricity to millions of energy-poor people. Decentralized solar technology is an appealing solution to this problem. Not only has it become more affordable over th..
Why ISEP? Energy, in the words of the distinguished scientist and policy analyst Vaclav Smil, is “the only universal currency; it is necessary for getting anything done”. Today, this universal currency is in greater demand than ever..
by Johannes Urpelainen The combination of rapid economic growth and industrialization means that Vietnam’s air pollution problems and dependence on energy imports could grow worse in the future. If the economy continues to perform wel..
by Johannes Urpelainen The International Energy Agency’s recent Energy Access Outlook examines the future of energy access by looking at scenarios for household electrification and access to clean cooking fuels by 2030. The central p..
by Eli Birgé This Monday, Kenney Auditorium at Johns Hopkins SAIS filled with students, practitioners and members of the energy community, gathered for the official launch of the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy. SAIS ..
by Paasha Mahdavi, Georgetown University Energy companies all over the world are constantly strategizing about whether, if not when, their operations will be expropriated by host governments. At the same time, major petroleum discoverie..
by Johannes Urpelainen, originally published in Climate Politics Prime Minister Modi’s new electrification scheme, Saubhagya (good fortune), aims to electrify all Indian households by end of 2018. Although the focus on households in..