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 |

In Jamaica, about a quarter of electricity produced is stolen or “lost” through non-paying customers and/or accounting errors. Manual detection has failed to make a difference in reducing this…

Anna Lerner, Priyanka Ripley |

[[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 |

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 |

How sovereign and hybrid funds may help address climate change  One of the biggest bangs at the opening day of the Paris COP21 climate summit was without doubt the dual financing announcements by…

Håvard Halland, Michel Noel, Silvana Tordo |

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 |

Everyone agrees that enhanced transparency—on payments, revenues, royalties and taxes—is essential to success in developing countries to turn earnings from oil, gas and mining into economic growth…

Kelly Alderson |