The Energy for Growth Hub works in four core areas to create a prosperous, high-energy, and climate-resilient future for everyone, with a strong focus on the countries of Asia and Africa.
What gets measured gets done. That’s why we believe tackling energy poverty requires leveraging the latest data technologies and creating progress indicators more closely aligned with how energy drives economic development.
Reliability-Adjusted Cost of Electricity (RACE) is a new indicator to capture the effective cost paid by firms for 24/7 power.
Our ambitious new metric of higher electricity consumption: 1,000 kWh per person per year.
Satellite imagery and modern data processing can revolutionize electrification planning.
New technologies hold great promise to deliver a high-energy, low-carbon future. We work to cut through the hype and better understand the opportunities for emerging markets, especially in Asia and Africa.
The world has huge expectations for next generation fuels. What’s the real opportunity for emerging economies?
Flexible but carbon-intensive. Decisions over the future of natural gas will shape local economies, energy poverty, and climate change.
Smaller, safer, and zero-carbon. Next generation nuclear tech may be especially suited for emerging economies.
Delivering clean energy at scale across Asia and Africa will require far more investment. Our work focuses on creating open, competitive markets and far more effective development finance, with a special emphasis on US policies.
The world’s largest economy can do more to support energy investment in Africa and Asia.
In many countries, electric grids and utilities — central to making energy systems work — are caught in a financial death spiral. It’s time to think outside the box.
Every country will follow its own pathway to a decarbonized high-energy future. Our work explores how climate, energy, and development policies intersect.
Fears of a coal renaissance on the continent are unfounded. We’re tracking the data.
Electric transportation is a linchpin of the global clean energy transition, but Africa’s markets will evolve differently.
Building robust data and research ecosystems for locally-led, pro-development energy planning and transitions.
Adapting to (and thriving in) a changing climate means emerging economies need more energy - not less.