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Energy Poverty: Global Challenges and Local Solutions

Antoine Halff, Benjamin K. Sovacool, and Jon Rozhon (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199682362
eISBN:
9780191762925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682362.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This volume examines all aspects of energy poverty—lack of access to electricity, modern energy services, and mechanical power. Close to one quarter of humanity still lives without electricity or ... More


Universal Access to Modern Energy Services: The Centrality of the Law

Yinka Omorogbe

in Ending Africa's Energy Deficit and the Law: Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198819837
eISBN:
9780191860096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819837.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter examines the role that law plays in the enablement and empowerment of the world’s energy poor, with a particular focus on Africa, and in doing so, provides the rationale for the ... More


The UK’s Energy Security

Emre Üşenmez

in Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice & Emerging Trends

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781845861018
eISBN:
9781474406239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861018.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This Chapter deals with the issue of energy security in the UK. Although energy security is commonly viewed from the perspective of consumers, this Chapter distinguishes the dual identities of the UK ... More


The Impact of the Water–Energy Nexus in Realizing Sustainable Access to Water and Energy

Nkiruka Chidia Maduekwe and Cheri-Leigh Young

in Ending Africa's Energy Deficit and the Law: Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198819837
eISBN:
9780191860096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819837.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Access to water and energy have been identified as integral elements necessary to realizing sustainable development and the principal goal of poverty eradication as indicated in the SGD goals. These ... More


Defining, Measuring, and Tackling Energy Poverty

Benjamin K. Sovacool

in Energy Poverty: Global Challenges and Local Solutions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199682362
eISBN:
9780191762925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682362.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

How large is the problem of energy poverty? What business models and technologies can best address it? What barriers remain, and where does new research need to take us? This chapter addresses each ... More


Beyond Basic Access: The Scale of Investment Required for Universal Energy Access

Morgan Bazilian, Ryan Economy, Patrick Nussbaumer, Erik Haites, Kandeh K. Yumkella, Mark Howells, Minoru Takada, Dale S. Rothman, and Michael Levi

in Energy Poverty: Global Challenges and Local Solutions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199682362
eISBN:
9780191762925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682362.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In addition to a global political commitment, investment and appropriate financial tools are needed to appropriately address energy poverty. This chapter considers only the initial step in this ... More


Energy Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: Poverty Amidst Abundance

Abeeku Brew-Hammond, Gifty Serwaa Mensah, and Owusu Amponsah

in Energy Poverty: Global Challenges and Local Solutions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199682362
eISBN:
9780191762925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682362.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Africa suffers extreme energy poverty despite its abundant energy resources. The purpose of this chapter is to provide solutions to Africa’s energy poverty through an analysis of the experiences of ... More


The Energy Access Practitioner Network

Richenda Van Leeuwen and Yasemin Erboy

in Energy Poverty: Global Challenges and Local Solutions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199682362
eISBN:
9780191762925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682362.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the challenges of energy access from a practitioner perspective by providing an overview of the inception and activities of the Energy Access Practitioner Network, which ... More


Unlocking Financial Resources

Xia Zuzhang

in Energy Poverty: Global Challenges and Local Solutions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199682362
eISBN:
9780191762925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682362.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

About $1 trillion investment would be needed by 2030 to provide adequate energy services to billions of people without access to electricity and clean cooking facilities in developing countries. It ... More


Achieving Access to Modern Energy Services: A Study of Legal Strategies

Adrian J Bradbrook

in Ending Africa's Energy Deficit and the Law: Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198819837
eISBN:
9780191860096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819837.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter provides an overview of the societal problems and the poverty trap created in developing countries where universal access to energy services does not exist. It relates the efforts made ... More


A Gender Aware Approach to Legal and Policy Strategies for Achieving Access to Modern Energy Services in Sub-Saharan Africa

Judith Gardam

in Ending Africa's Energy Deficit and the Law: Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198819837
eISBN:
9780191860096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819837.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This book chapter first outlines the facts in relation to energy and poverty globally, with a particular emphasis on the sub-Saharan Africa region. Secondly, the impact of gender on how energy ... More


Financing Energy Access in Africa

Peter Kayode Oniemola and Jane Ezirigwe

in Ending Africa's Energy Deficit and the Law: Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198819837
eISBN:
9780191860096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819837.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

To achieve universal energy access will attract huge capital investments. If sub-Saharan Africa is to realize anything close to the ambitious goals set for its energy access, then new actors, ... More


Energy Poverty in the Middle East and North Africa

Laura El-Katiri

in Energy Poverty: Global Challenges and Local Solutions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199682362
eISBN:
9780191762925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682362.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The energy-rich Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) is generally overlooked in the energy poverty literature. Due to the region’s vast oil and gas reserves, it is usually assumed that its ... More


Policies and conclusions

Paul Ekins

in Global Energy: Issues, Potentials, and Policy Implications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198719526
eISBN:
9780191788628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719526.003.0027
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

There are a number of global imperatives which policymakers and their citizens need to address if they want their societies to have, or gain, secure access to modern energy services. These ... More


United States’ Approaches to Expanding Energy Access

Jason E. Bordoff

in Energy Poverty: Global Challenges and Local Solutions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199682362
eISBN:
9780191762925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682362.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Even as the energy landscape is transformed by technological innovations for both fossil fuel and renewable production, 1.3 billion people globally still cannot turn on the lights. In the race ... More


The Energy Plus Approach: Reducing Poverty with Productive Uses of Energy

Thiyagarajan Velumail, Chris Turton, and Nick Beresnev

in Energy Poverty: Global Challenges and Local Solutions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199682362
eISBN:
9780191762925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682362.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Energy poverty is a significant contributor to global poverty, social exclusion, and environmental degradation. The provision of energy for household use (lighting, cooking, and heating) improves ... More


Introduction: The End of Energy Poverty: Pathways to Development

Antoine Halff, Benjamin K. Sovacool, and Jon Rozhon

in Energy Poverty: Global Challenges and Local Solutions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199682362
eISBN:
9780191762925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682362.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Access to energy, a problem that has afflicted both advanced and developing economies, remains a predicament for up to one-third of humanity. Improving this access in order to alleviate energy ... More


Network infrastructure and energy storage for low-carbon energy systems

Paul E. Dodds and Birgit Fais

in Global Energy: Issues, Potentials, and Policy Implications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198719526
eISBN:
9780191788628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719526.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines how network infrastructures have evolved in different countries, with a particular emphasis on electricity and gas networks. Energy storage is normally integrated into network ... More


Achieving Effective Law and Policy Frameworks for Access to Sustainable Energy in Africa— A Multidimensional Effort

Yinka Omorogbe and Ada Okoye Ordor

in Ending Africa's Energy Deficit and the Law: Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198819837
eISBN:
9780191860096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819837.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter highlights some common themes which the editors see as significant research findings. The ubiquitous nature of energy is at once the most obvious and yet the most surprising realization. ... More


Modern Energy Services to Low-Income Households in Brazil: Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead

Gilberto M. Jannuzzi and José Goldemberg

in Energy Poverty: Global Challenges and Local Solutions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199682362
eISBN:
9780191762925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682362.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Universal access to electricity in Brazil has been pursued over several decades with successful results. In 1960 less than 40 per cent of households had access to electricity; only 18 per cent used ... More


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