By Johannes Urpelainen Eurasia Group’s Ian Bremmer once defined an emerging economy as a country in which “politics matters as much as economics”. These countries are pivotal to mitigating climate change, but understanding and sha..
By Richard Clark, Noah Zucker, and Johannes Urpelainen It is often assumed that more democratic nations are better at combating climate change and pursuing renewable energy solutions. However, the empirical evidence concerning the relat..
By Holly Honglin Li Today, over 1,340 organizations are managing $502 billion in impact investing assets worldwide, and investor appetite for impact investing is estimated to be up to $26 trillion. With such a vibrate market and signifi..
By Johannes Urpelainen The International Energy Agency (IEA) is perhaps the world’s foremost authority in global energy scenario building. Every year, energy experts read and comment on the IEA’s flagship report, The World Energy Ou..
By Johannes Urpelainen India’s power sector is undergoing a great transition from a heavy reliance on coal toward modern renewables, notably solar power. However, this transition remains subject to great uncertainties. How fast..
by Marie-Bénédicte Adjaho In many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, rural electrification rates are inconceivably low. In 2015, Benin had a rural electrification rate of 6.3%, while the national electrification rate was approximated at..
by Anushka Sharma India is witnessing an energy transformation of elephantine proportions, with half a billion people gaining electricity access between 2000 and 2016. Several efforts have been undertaken both at the center and state le..
By Anushka Sharma Electricity is a “quasi-public good” in India. In principle, electricity is excludable – a person gets electricity only if he pays for it and it is non-rival – one person’s consumption doesn’t lower the..
By Johannes Urpelainen Despite its mineral wealth, Jharkhand is one of India’s poorest states. The 40 million Indians living in Jharkhand have few economic opportunities besides agriculture and mining. One important reason for the sta..
By Branden Oliver Although the international community signaled its intention to end energy poverty through various United Nations’ efforts – including Sustainable Development Goal 7: universal access to modern energy while al..