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Morocco’s Green Energy Opportunity

Morocco’s energy landscape has been changing rapidly over the past decades. Alongside its own population growth, rising access rates to electricity as well as high rates of rural-urban migration and rising living standards, Morocco’s domestic energ…

Aligning Energy Development and Climate Objectives in Nationally Determined Contributions

The study objective was to review examples of what might be called good practice in the way energy related greenhouse gas emissions have been addressed by NDCs, and examples of NDCs that appear to be at odds with the ambition to reduce such energy e…

Morocco’s Power Sector Transition: Achievements and Potential

As the only North African country with no own oil resources, Morocco is the largest energy importer in the region. The country is faced with the challenging task of meeting rising local demand while keeping its import bill under control. Against th…

Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) & SDG7 in Puntland

The global development scene continues to experience huge challenges among them extreme poverty; inequality and injustice; and a changing climate that threatens all humanity whether in developed or less developed countries. Faced with this reality, …

Petro Factbook 2018

This booklet contains facts about the Tanzania petroleum industry and can be a useful source of information about the gas extraction and other petroleum related activities. The book gives an overall presentation of the Energy sector and petroleum in…

Energies Renouvelables en Afrique: Enjeux, Défis et Opportunités / Renewable Energy in Africa: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities

African countries have experienced unprecedented growth over the recent two decades. Energy, which is a fundamental economic, political and social pillar, remains one of the main challenges they face. Indeed, the majority of African countries fa…

Smart Incentives for Mini-Grids through Retail Tariff and Subsidy Design: A Guide for Policymakers

Clean energy mini-grids are receiving increasing attention as a cost-effective means to deliver energy access and achieve climate change commitments. However, the economics of mini-grids in developing countries remains challenging, as mini-grids oft…

Socio-Economic Considerations for a Paris Agreement - Compatible Coal Transition in South Africa

Coal remains central to the South African energy system, even as alternative technologies have become more competitive, especially for electricity generation. Economics will account for much of the transformation of energy systems globally over the …

Introducing Electric Vehicles to Southern Africa: A Systemic Innovation Approach Towards a Green New Deal

Electric Vehicles (EVs) are not typically seen as catalysts that may enable the large-scale transformation of national and regional economic and development trajectories. But the climate emergency, the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s disruptive impac…

Prerequisite for Progress: Accessible, Reliable Power Still in Short Supply Across Africa

Given its undisputed importance for almost any aspect of development – from health and educational achievement to economic growth and poverty reduction – access to electricity may have earned the status of a basic human right. At a minimum, it is wi…

A Review of the Power Sector in Nigeria

The Nigerian government has taken steps to try and address the challenges faces across the power generation value chain. They include the introduction of a power regulatory body – the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) in 2005 - the u…

Building Africa's Renewable Energy Future: Recommendations for a just Transition

To shed light on the course of African energy transition processes, this policy brief provides evidence from a comparative analysis of 34 African countries. We present a clear picture of promising policy frameworks and fruitful attempts to realise a…

Implications of Migration to Cost-reflective Tariffs in Eswatini's Electricity Sector

The study investigates the possible impacts of migrating to cost reflective tariffs in Eswatini’s electricity sector. This involves assessing the electricity consumptions patterns of the different electricity customer categories in relation to the …

Q&A: The future of Africa’s power sector

Rose M. Mutiso, an energy sector expert, discusses prospects for the future of Africa’s power sector as the continent seeks to bridge both its energy access and development gaps. Mutiso is the research director at Energy for Growth Hub, where she wo…

Journal of Energy in Southern Africa Vol 27 No.3

The first article "Promoting energy efficiency in a South African University" is a case study which identifies the challenges facing universities when adopting energy-efficiency. There are also enablers to achieving energy-efficiency targets. "Scopi…

Low Carbon Energy and Development in Low-income Countries Policy Lessons from a Study of the Off-grid Photovoltaics Sector in Kenya

"Sustainable energy technologies could contribute significantly to human development and economic growth in low-income countries. Public policy has an important role to play in fostering the markets for these technologies. This briefing summarises …

Innovation Histories Workshop on the Solar Home System Market in Kenya

"This report presents proceedings of an innovation histories workshop on the Solar Home System (SHS) Market in Kenya. The workshop was held on 3 June 2013 at Silver Springs Hotel in Nairobi Kenya. Stakeholders in the SHS market convened to reflect, …

A Review of the Kenyan Policy Environment for Off-grid Solar PV

Energy has been identified as one of the foundations and enablers of the socio-economic transformation visualized by Kenya in its Vision 2030 development blueprint. However many Kenyans still do not have access to affordable energy which limits soci…

Les Atouts du Maroc dans le Domaine de l'énergie Verte/ Morocco’s Green Energy Opportunity

The energy landscape in Morocco has been changing rapidly over the past decades. Factors like population growth, industrialization and rising living standards which have been accompanied by rising access rates to electricity as well as high rates o…

Enhancing a Continental Policy on Energy Access in Africa

During a century in which people are preoccupied by climate change and sustainable development, Africa emerges as the new frontier of a global energy transition. Energy access in Africa can be reached through unity within and across the continent. E…

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