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..
by Johannes Urpelainen, originally published in The Energy Collective Last week, the United Nations’ Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll) published a new report called Energizing Finance to compare actual investment in energy acces..
by Johannes Urpelainen, originally published in The Energy Collective India’s turn toward renewable energy has been widely hailed, but the future promises challenges that put the country’s climate leadership to test. When Don..
by Johannes Urpelainen, originally published on Medium India’s Draft National Energy Policy, published by NITI Aayog on June 27, proposes to change the national definition of village electrification. The change would only consider a ..