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

Yinka Omorogbe and Ada Ordor (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198819837
eISBN:
9780191860096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819837.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The book Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in Africa addresses the role of law in securing energy access for huge numbers of people in Africa who live without the benefit of modern energy ... More


Climate Change through the Lens of Energy Transformation

Navroz K. Dubash

in New Earth Politics: Essays from the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034364
eISBN:
9780262332132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034364.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Global energy transformation is being driven by climate change, but also by concerns of energy security, energy poverty and local environmental pollution. This diversity of objectives leads to a ... More


Social Investment and the causes of energy poverty: are cooperatives a solution?

Michael Willoughby, José Millet-Roig, José Pedro García-Sabater, and Aida Saez-Mas

in Implementing Innovative Social Investment: Strategic Lessons from Europe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447347828
eISBN:
9781447347873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447347828.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter is about a successful energy co-operative in Spain. With rising poverty and energy prices among the most expensive in Europe and, the cooperative not only provides a reliable source of ... More


The Political Economy of Household Thermal Energy Choices in Developing Countries: Comparing the LPG Sectors in Indonesia and South Africa

Wikus Kruger, Louise Tait, and Jiska de Groot

in The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198802242
eISBN:
9780191840586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802242.003.0025
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Indonesia and South Africa are both trying address energy poverty through subsidized energy provision. South Africa has implemented one of the largest electrification programmes in the world, and 80 ... More


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


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


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 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


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


Global Energy Subsidies: Scale, Opportunity Costs, and Barriers to Reform

Doug Koplow

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/9780199682362.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Financial subsidies to energy exceed $750 billion annually, much of these supporting higher income quintiles. Dominated by support to fossil fuels, the subsidies surpass public investments in health ... 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


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


Disadvantage, Fairness, and Power Crises in Africa: A Focused Look at Energy Justice

Hanri Mostert and Heleen van Niekerk

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/9780198819837.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Realizing energy justice in Africa requires targeting the difficulties that the continent faces. Energy justice is a concept emanating from three philosophical notions, namely distributive justice, ... More


The Denial of Sustainable Energy as a Violation of Child Rights

Ibe Okegbe Ifeakandu

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/9780198819837.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

There is a general consensus across the world that children are entitled to a myriad of rights which government and other stakeholders must promote and protect. The rights to life, education, ... 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


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