Energy Poverty: Global Challenges and Local Solutions

Hardcover | December 27, 2014

EditorAntoine Halff, Benjamin K. Sovacool, Jon Rozhon

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This edited volume looks at energy poverty, an issue whose pivotal role in the fight for human development is only now being recognised by policymakers. Nearly one quarter of humanity still lacks access to electricity. Close to one third rely on traditional fuels like firewood and cow dung forcooking, at great cost to their health and welfare. While most prevalent in parts of Africa and Asia, energy poverty is a global problem which concerns us all. This book, which brings together economists, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and other practitioners from all over the world, is dedicated to asingle goal: finding a solution to this haunting problem. It is part history, part economics, part political analysis, part business case review, and part field handbook. Part One focuses on defining and measuring the problem and benchmarking progress in solving it, an obvious prerequisite to any successful energy-access policy. Part Two reviews past and current energy access programs, with an eye towards finding out what worked and what didn't and what can bereplicated elsewhere. These case reviews are told as seen on the ground - China's experience by top Chinese officials and Africa's by African regulators and scholars. Based in part on those cases, the book's last, more forward-looking section aims to present practitioners with a tool kit, a menu ofoptions to speed up their efforts. The energy access agenda is gaining traction at a time of rising concerns about climate change and resource constraints. This book shows that bringing modern energy to those who lack it not just a moral imperative, but will likely benefit the world as a wholewithout harming the environment or unduly stretching finite resources.

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This edited volume looks at energy poverty, an issue whose pivotal role in the fight for human development is only now being recognised by policymakers. Nearly one quarter of humanity still lacks access to electricity. Close to one third rely on traditional fuels like firewood and cow dung forcooking, at great cost to their health and ...

Antoine Halff is a senior official of the International Energy Agency, the head of its oil unit, and the editor of its authoritative monthly publication, the Oil Market Report. He has spent the last 20 years of his career focusing on energy issues in a series of positions spanning the worlds of government, finance, consulting, higher e...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:December 27, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Taking Stock of Energy PovertyAntoine Halff, Benjamin Sovacool, and Jon Rozhon: Introduction: The End of Energy Poverty: Pathways to Development1. Fatih Birol: Achieving Energy For All Will Not Cost The Earth2. Benjamin Sovacool: Defining, Measuring, and Tackling Energy Poverty3. Douglas F. Barnes, Hussain Samad, Cesar Calderon, and Sudeshna Ghosh Banerjee: The Development Impact of Energy Access4. Sudeshna Ghosh Banerjee, Mikul Bhatia, Elisa Portale, Ruchi Soni, and Nicolina Angelou: The World Bank's Perspective on Energy Access5. Nigel Bruce and Chen Ding: Health Benefits from Energy Access in LMICs: Mechanisms, Impacts, and Policy Opportunities6. Kalpana Balakrishnan, Zoe Chafe, Tord Kjellstrom, Thomas E. McKone, and Kirk R. Smith: Energy Poverty and Public Health: Impacts of Solid Cookfuel7. Barbara C. Farhar, Beth Osnes, Elizabeth A. Lowry: Energy and Gender8. Morgan Bazilian, Ryan Economy, Patrick Nussbaumer, Erik Haites, Kandeh K. Yumkella, Mark Howells, Minoru Takada, Dale S. Rothman, and Michael Levi: Beyond Basic Access: The Scale of Investment Required for Universal Energy Access9. Allan Hoffman: Energy and Water: A Critical LinkagePart II: Lessons Learned10. Wenke Han, Luo Zhihong, and Lijuan Fan: Striving Towards Development: China's Energy Poverty Alleviation Efforts11. Debajit Palit, Subhes C. Bhattacharyya, and Akanksha Chaurey: Indian Approaches to Energy Access12. Gilberto De Martino Jannuzzi and Jose Goldemberg: Modern Energy Services to Low Income Households in Brazil: Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead13. Laura El-Katiri: Energy Poverty in the Middle East and North Africa14. Abeeku Brew-Hammond, Gifty Serwaa Mensah, and Owusu Amponsah: Energy Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: Poverty Amidst Abundance15. Doug Koplow: Global Energy Subsidies: Scale, Opportunity Costs, and Barriers to Reform16. Phil LaRocco: Is Small Beautiful?Part III: Challenges and Policy Options17. Jason E. Bordoff: Expanding Energy Access: An Assessment of U.S. Policy18. Richenda Van Leeuwen and Yasemin Erboy: The Energy Access Practitioner Network19. Thiyagarajan Velumail, Chris Turton, and Nick Beresnev: The Energy Plus Approach: Reducing Poverty with Productive Uses of Energy20. Xia Zuzhang: Unlocking Financial Resources21. Leila Benali and Andy Barrett: Alleviating Energy Poverty in Africa: A Story of Leapfrogging, Localizing, and Fast-Tracking