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 |

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 |

Much work remains to be done to ensure reliable electricity access for Africa's citizens. A number of complications are making it difficult to achieve this UN Sustainable Development Goal.…

Charles Feinstein |

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 |

At this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa, leaders are not hiding their concerns about the commodities downturn. Government representatives express their…

Paulo de Sa |

Really – let’s. It’s a fact: Indoor air pollution from cooking with solid fuels including wood, charcoal, coal, animal dung, and crop waste in open fires and traditional stoves is the fourth…

Anita Marangoly George |