Energy Access

Weekly data: African solar sluggish as the rest of the world soars

The roll-out of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels is a major driving force behind the global energy transition. In 2021, some…

Exclusive: African civil society speaks out against continent’s $400bn gas trap

Civil society groups have spoken out against plans to develop new gas infrastructure across Africa, as an investigation from Energy…

Two million to access solar power in rural Nigeria

Husk Power Systems, an off-grid energy services company, aims to provide two million people in rural Nigeria with reliable solar…

Namibia stakes its future on the green hydrogen market

In 2021, the Namibian government went to Europe with plans to export three million tonnes per annum of green or…

All-Africa energy access costs the same as building one LNG terminal a year – IEA

Achieving energy access across Africa by 2030 will require clean energy investments to more than double to $25bn annually –…

Will renewables bring light to a particularly dark situation in Lebanon?

In October 2021, the power in Lebanon cut out completely for 24 hours. The country’s two main power plants had…

Covid-19: Sub-Saharan Africa has yet to realise its renewable potential 

Ventilators save lives, supporting the lungs to give the rest of the body a fighting chance. During the height of…

How Covid-19 is reversing energy access in the Global South

According to the World Bank, around 760 million people live without electricity, one billion more suffer from unreliable electricity for…

Europe’s energy crisis: What next?

As temperatures begin to plummet across Europe, the continent is facing a severe shortfall in energy supplies. Fuel prices have…

Caribbean Islands must improve institutional alignment for a just transition

Many islands in the Caribbean are moving towards a cleaner, more distributed electricity system but could face rising inequity due…