Lower electricity consumption implies lower economic activity. The two are closely linked and with the help of some assumptions it is possible to provide an approximation of the economic costs…

Robert C M Beyer, Sebastian Franco Bedoya, Virigilo Galdo |

With COVID-19, many cities have rediscovered the benefits of cycling and walking. Can we sustain the enthusiasm for non-motorized transport beyond the pandemic?

Helena Goetsch, Tatiana Peralta Quiros |

Air conditioning and refrigeration are essential, but contribute significantly to climate change. To address this, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) is launching a new program to unlock…

Alzbeta Klein, William Sonneborn |

At the height of summer, the air conditioner is your best friend. But what do you do when blistering hot summer days become more frequent and intense? That’s increasingly the case in many European…

Solene Dengler, Anita Ellmauer-Klambauer, Zuzana Stanton-Geddes |

Energy prices rose 6.1% in July, led by a 6.6% increase in crude oil, the World Bank’s Pink Sheet reported. Non-energy prices jumped nearly 3% with most sub-groups moving higher.

John Baffes, Maria Hazel Macadangdang |

The first comprehensive, regional stock-taking of levels of supply, quality, and affordability of infrastructure services in Asia presents data on infrastructure provision in three key economic…

Darwin Marcelo |

As the region recovers from the economic downturn, it is important that governments make their recovery 'green'.

Lia Sieghart, Martin Heger |

By interconnecting neighboring power systems and pooling energy resources, trade within the West African Power Pool could reduce energy costs while increasing power system resilience and…

Charles Cormier |

Instead of boosting private car use, the pandemic should prompt cities to double down on sustainable transport investment: public transport, cycling, and walking can provide great ways of getting…

Arturo Ardila-Gomez |

With the pandemic, ensuring reliable power for health facilities becomes vital. Diverse technology options are available for distributed renewable energy. The HOMER Powering Health Tool can help…

Alan David Lee, Andrea Arricale |