Frontier Markets (night shot)/Power for All Progress is being made in closing energy access gaps in Africa and Asia. A big reason is falling renewable energy costs, which have made home solar…

Rebekah Shirley |

A new book, “Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reforms: A Guide to Economic and Political Complexity” (Routledge), explores the complex economics and politics of fossil fuel subsidies, and distils key…

Jun Erik Rentschler |

The Asia-Pacific region, comprised of 58 economies, is geographically expansive and a picture of diversity. The trends for sustainable energy in Asia-Pacific, which mirror the region’s economic…

Sharmila Bellur |

Electric cars are so popular in the Netherlands that it would not be uncommon, say, for a Tesla to roll up as a taxi outside Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. And it is not tough to find charging…

Qiyang Xu, Jie Li |

[[tweetable]]Over the past few years, China saw more investment and installation in renewable energy than any other country in the world[[/tweetable]]. In fact, in the period between 2010 and 2015…

Yao Zhao |

Man looking at electricity meters in Bamako, Mali  Pic: Aarthi Sivaraman/World Bank “If there is one thing that could really help my business, it would be reliable power supply, ” said David, a…

Masami Kojima |

Just months after a historic climate conference in Paris, I can’t help but marvel at how far the world has progressed in the uptake of renewable energy. Take solar power, for example. What used to…

Peter Mockel |

Imagine for a moment that the most advanced spaceship visited Earth in full view of the planet’s inhabitants.  From this spaceship, a humanoid life form named Klaatu emerges, followed shortly…

Sameh Mobarek |

Riddle us this. In what country are... 450 million ceiling fans already in use, 40 million new ones sold every year? 350 million fluorescent tube lights already in use, 10 million new sold every…

Ashok Sarkar, Amit Jain |

Also available in: Arabic | Spanish Wamayo’s solar lantern has helped her tailoring business grow. This number cannot be emphasized enough – more than 1 billion people around the world live…

Carolyn Lucey |