Energy for Growth Hub

Johannes Urpelainen


Johns Hopkins SAIS

Areas of Expertise

Renewable Energy, Energy Policy, Impact Evaluation

Johannes Urpelainen is the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment at Johns Hopkins SAIS and the Founding Director of the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy. His work offers pragmatic but effective approaches to providing the world’s population with affordable and abundant energy at minimal environmental impact. He is also a non-resident fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Non-Hub Publication Highlights

Escaping the Energy Poverty Trap: When and How Governments Power the Lives of the Poor. Cambridge: MIT Press. 2018.
Renewables: The Politics of a Global Energy Transition. Cambridge: MIT Press. 2018.
Small off-grid solar systems displace kerosene, but evidence for social and economic impact remain weak. ISEP Policy Brief. 2017.
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