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Renewable energy
Working Paper
The political economy of energy innovation

This paper empirically investigates the effects of environmental policy, institutions, political orientation, and lobbying on energy innovation and finds that they significantly affect the incentives to innovate and create cleaner energy efficient te...

Environmental policy Political science Renewable energy
Working Paper
Post-apartheid electricity policy and the emergence of South Africa’s renewable energy sector

This paper situates South Africa’s new renewable energy sector within the context of the country’s electricity system and in turn its unique political economy...

Renewable energy
Working Paper
Renewable energy in the Brazilian Amazon: The drivers of political economy and climate

Understanding the political economic drivers of energy planning in the Brazilian Amazon is critical since the forest is increasingly vulnerable to destruction and related, increased poverty...

Quantitative research Renewable energy Sustainable development
Working Paper
Political economy of Nigerian power sector reform

The Nigerian power sector reform is necessitated by the chronic poor performance of the sector and has as its compass the 2005 Electric Power Sector Reform Act and the Roadmap for Power Sector Reform 2010...

Political science Economic power Privatization
Working Paper
Support policies for renewables: Instrument choice and instrument change from a Public Choice perspective

This paper frames the transition towards clean energies as a sequential process of instrument choice and instrument change. First, regulators decide how to initiate the transition away from fossil energies...

Environmental policy Management Renewable energy
Journal Special Issue
Prospects for Renewable Energy in Africa

This special section contains a series of five articles focused on energy and climate change in sub-Saharan Africa. It is well known that energy demand in sub-Saharan Africa is increasing rapidly and that many countries struggle to meet demand...

Climate change Renewable energy
Journal Article
Special section of Applied Energy: Energy and climate change in sub-Saharan Africa

Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in Africa

Carbon tax Climate change Regional economics
Journal Article
Optimized reservoir operation model of regional wind and hydro power integration case study: Zambezi basin and South Africa

Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in Africa

Environment Infrastructure (Economics) Mathematical models
Journal Article
Characterizing wind power resource reliability in southern Africa

Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in Africa

Climate change Econometrics Infrastructure (Economics)
Journal Article
The impact of climate change on wind and solar resources in southern Africa

Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in Africa

Climate change Renewable energy
Journal Article
A sequential approach to integrated energy modeling in South Africa

Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in Africa

Carbon tax Economic policy Economic equilibrium
Journal Article
Prospects for grid-connected solar PV in Kenya: A systems approach

Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in Africa

Economic development Renewable energy
Blog
Climate Change – The last 30 years and the next 30

With COP21 currently taking place in Paris, the thoughts of UNU-WIDER Research Fellow Channing Arndt on the past and future of the climate change research and policy are particularly relevant. Our climate is changing - but how much?...

Renewable energy Climate change
Video
Evaluating Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Southern Africa

Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Plenary 2

Climate change Water use Renewable energy
Video
Modelling Potential African Energy Futures - an interview with Yohannes Gebretsadik

Yohannes Gebretsadik (MIT) is working on an approach to modelling which will combine water resource modelling with an energy model and an economic model. Climate change is now widely recognized as a major threat and it is essential to evaluate how...

Climate change Renewable energy Energy infrastructure
Journal Article
Modeling Fuel Choice among Households in Northern Cameroon

Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countries

Households Renewable energy Technological innovations
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