India’s Energy Sector Outlook

September 25, 2015

Despite making great strides, India is yet to provide energy security to its entire population. The Indian power sector has come a long way since the sweeping reforms that resulted from liberalization in 1991. The state-dominated power sector was inefficient, hamstrung by lack of maintenance...

Can the US Energy Sector Be Mostly Green in 10 Years?

December 15, 2014

Thanks to plummeting costs and state support, America’s energy sector could go mostly green within a decade. A quiet revolution in alternative energy is underway that has the potential to wean the United States off most carbon-based fuels in just ten years, says Reed Hundt, CEO of the...

Powering Africa From the Ground Up

July 17, 2014

African start-ups can bring affordable energy solutions to millions of people around the continent. The Dallas “Cowboys Stadium uses more power than the entire country of Liberia.” Let that sink in. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the Liberian president, made this revelation in a...

The Food-Water-Energy Nexus: Smarter Environmental Policies

March 16, 2014

Who will benefit from investments in Africa's underused arable land resources? Experts agree that Africa has the capacity to feed itself and become a major global exporter of food, on the basis of coherent and integrated policies that incorporate impacts of the food-water-energy...

Tackling Energy Poverty in Rural India

September 07, 2013

India's efforts to tackle energy poverty are having a big impact, but is it enough? With an annual GDP growth rate of 5.8 percent over the past two decades, reaching 6.1 percent in 2011-12, India has become one of the world's fastest-growing economies. As its economy surges ahead, India is...

Securing Lebanon’s Offshore Energy Fields Raises New Security Challenges

April 30, 2013

Nicholas A. Heras analyzes the challenges associated with potential resource revenues for the Lebanese state. The fault lines of a potential political conflict would further entrench pre-existing divisions.  As the...

“Africa” No More: Why It’s Time to Change the Conversation

October 15, 2012

As economic diversity on the "Hopeful Continent" is on the rise, the world might need a new framework for talking about Africa in the future. In his winning essay for the Fletcher School's “Africa's Turn?” conference (for more information see here), Charlie Warren paints a picture of Africa...