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How do we end energy poverty?

May 24, 2016

Worldwide, over 1.2 billion people lack access to electricity. On May 24, the Brookings Institution hosted Ted Nordhaus and Daniel Kammen for a debate on solutions for addressing energy poverty moderated by ClimateWire Editor Lisa Friedman.

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  • Interview

    A conversation on the COP21 climate conference in Paris

    November 24, 2015, Amar Bhattacharya, Adele Morris and Timmons Roberts

  • In the News

    No government likes to be held up in front of the world as not meeting any of its commitments.

    August 27, 2014, Joshua P. Meltzer, International Business Times
  • In the News

    Ethiopia has managed to grow very rapidly. The country has no oil but may become an exporter of energy thanks to its bet on renewable energy.

    May 7, 2014, Amadou Sy, International Business Times
  • In the News

    A focus on reducing emissions by all — which is contingent on developed country support on climate finance, adaptation and capacity building — can help establish a more holistic narrative tying together the myriad threads of the negotiations. As a medium-sized country, Peru can develop and drive forward this narrative and avoid polarizing debates between the North and South that undermine the talks.

    December 2, 2013, Timmons Roberts, ClimateWire
  • In the News

    There is a lot of logic to [Obama's oil-funded clean-energy research proposal]. It resonates to a broad segment of the population that we should make the best of fossil fuels while accelerating the effort to transform our energy system.

    February 14, 2013, Mark Muro, Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Expert Q & A | Elizabeth Ferris

    The Black Swan: The Big Thaw

    February 6, 2013, Elizabeth Ferris

  • In the News

    In today’s world we have many more development stakeholders, so there’s no need for a single agency to try to do everything. It’s far better to try to do some things and to try to do them really well.

    January 10, 2013, Homi Kharas, Bloomberg Businessweek
  • In the News

    The outcome of the election will have an influence on the pace of growth in [clean energy] industries. If the nation and states weaken the policy framework, the industry uptick and need for workers will stagnate.

    November 6, 2012, Mark Muro, San Antonio Business Journal
  • In the News

    Supported by subsidies but also by rapid technical advances, onshore wind and solar photovoltaic installations are way up, and the price of delivered renewable energy is way down ... Wind and solar need the help because the barriers for new technologies in the energy industry are tougher than those in any other industry in this country.

    October 8, 2012, Mark Muro, Wall Street Journal
  • In the News

    States really are more or less on their own if they want to pursue a large scale-up of low-carbon energy solutions. [Green banks are] a worthy experiment in trying to make limited state revenues go farther.

    September 24, 2012, Mark Muro, Inside Climate News

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