Reports in topic: Energy Solutions

Electricity for all in India

Coal has always been the mainstay of the Indian electricity sector and many policymakers and analysts believe that it must remain the primary source of electricity generation for at least the next three to four decades. This view is based on the belief that a centralised electricity system based on an ever-expanding coal power generation base will ensure energy security, provide affordable energy for all and, importantly, address the issue of energy scarcity in India. In the world’s third largest producer of coal (after China and the United States), coal is king. This report challenges this view and proposes an alternative approach for India.

African Energy Outlook

Sub-Saharan Africa’s energy sector can be improved to unlock a better life for its citizens. This report from the International Energy Agency describes one of the most poorly understood parts of the global energy system, offers an authoritative study of its future prospects, broken down by fuel, sector and sub-region and shows how investment in the sub-Saharan energy sector can stimulate rapid economic and social development across the region.

China’s Future Generation: assessing the major maximum potential for renewable power sources in China to 2050

This analysis from Entri and WWF shows that with “proven technology,” around 80 percent of China’s electricity generation can be met by renewable sources by 2050 if China immediately begins to implement ambitious energy efficiency measures and reduces the share of its energy-intensive industries while growing its services as a basis for sustainable economic development. This report finds that coal can be eliminated from China’s electricity mix by 2040, provided appropriate regulations or explicit carbon pricing measures are put in place.

Clean Energy Services For All: financing universal electrification

One in five people, approximately 1.3 billion people around the world lack access to electricity. Prevailing estimates of the investment required to end this energy poverty currently rely on analysis by the International Energy Agency. An analysis which the Sierra Club argues is unrealistic and inappropriate. This report proposes an alternative approach to end energy poverty that is based on clean energy and reflects real world investment opportunities and needs.