Tag: energy

India’s Energy Sector Outlook

India’s Energy Sector Outlook

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?

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

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

Powering Africa From the Ground Up

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

The Food-Water-Energy Nexus: Smarter Environmental Policies

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

Tackling Energy Poverty in Rural India

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...

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

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

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...

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