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Why the Climate Panic About Africa Is Wrong
Op-Eds Dec 06, 2021

Why the Climate Panic About Africa Is Wrong

Originally appeared in Foreign Policy, December 6, 2021. As climate pledges pile up, a worrying theme is emerging...

Better Metrics and Data
Solar’s Future, India’s Mega-Market, and Why Saying No Isn’t a Viable Energy Strategy: Q&A with Varun Sivaram
Blog May 18, 2020

Solar’s Future, India’s Mega-Market, and Why Saying No Isn’t a Viable Energy Strategy: Q&A with Varun Sivaram

Varun Sivaram heads anyone’s short list of global solar power experts. A physicist, best-selling author and clean energy technology expert with experience spanning the corporate, policy and academic sectors, Sivaram was most recently the CTO of ReNew Power, India’s largest renewable energy firm. His 2018 book, Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet, was heralded by the Financial Times as “the best available overview of where the industry finds itself today, and a road map for how it can reach that brighter future.”

Future of Energy Tech
Foreign Affairs: Can Nigeria Solve Its Energy Crisis?
Op-Eds Sep 26, 2018

Foreign Affairs: Can Nigeria Solve Its Energy Crisis?

Nigeria is home to one in every five Africans and it has the continent’s largest economy. More than half of Nigerians are under 20 years old. Whether all these bright young people will drive growth or generate instability depends largely on whether Nigeria’s economy can produce jobs for them. And Nigeria won’t be able to create jobs at the required pace until it solves its energy crisis.

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