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  • Event

    LSE Environment Week: Call for papers

    Balancing human activity and the natural environment without sacrificing economic growth requires large-scale innovation. Together with the LSE Economics Department’s Economics of Environment and Energy Programme (EEE) and the Programme on Innovation and Diffusion (POID), we invite PhD students and faculty in all areas of the economics of environment and energy to...

    18 July 2022

  • Blog post

    Stubble burning in Pakistan: Why it continues and how can it be curtailed?

    Many farmers consider stubble burning as the most effective and cost-efficient way to clear land for the next planting season. However, the environmental and health costs of agricultural stubble burning far outweigh the short-term economic benefits for farmers. This necessitates policy actions that offer environmentally friendly and affordable alternatives for...

    1 Jun 2022 | Hina Shaikh

  • Blog post

    How clean energy can empower women in rural communities

    Developing a gender-inclusive clean energy sector can empower women in rural communities as both consumers and producers of clean energy and help facilitate the transition towards a greener and more sustainable future. Supporting women’s advancement in the sector requires targeted policy focusing on increasing access to credit, training and skill development, education,...

    12 Apr 2022 | Sanjana Srivastav

  • Blog post

    How much do we know about the development impacts of energy infrastructure?

    The Infra4Dev Conference, jointly organized by the World Bank and the International Growth Centre on March 3rd-4th 2022, brought together the academic and policy-making community to exchange knowledge and insights regarding the different roles that infrastructure can play in catalysing development. Professor Kelsey Jack, of the University of California at Santa Barbara,...

    30 Mar 2022 | Kelsey Jack, Nick Wilkinson

  • Publication - Project Report

    Improving electricity services in Yemen (Arabic)

    24 Feb 2022 | Akram Almohamadi, Neil McCulloch, Joevas Asare, Moussa Saab

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Subsidies for technology adoption: Evidence from rural Cameroon

    This research examines how a short-term subsidy for a new solar lamp affects uptake, usage, and future demand for the product in rural Cameroon. The findings suggest that subsidies stimulate uptake of the solar lamps and do not adversely affect subsequent use of the lamps. If subsidies decrease future willingness-to-pay for lamps, this effect is outweighed by...

    17 Feb 2022 | Niccoló Meriggi, Erwin Bulte, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Julia Liborio

  • Blog post

    Escaping the subsidy-quality trap in India’s retail electricity market

    Reducing power prices for commercial and industrial consumers can help utilities raise revenue and enhance service quality across the system In many parts of the developing world, public utility companies providing services like electricity, water, transportation, and sanitation find themselves in a political-economic equilibrium characterised by poor service quality...

    14 Feb 2022 | Shefali Khanna, Kevin Rowe

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Does energy access increase resilience against COVID-19?

    This working paper is based on research co-financed by IGC and Energy Economic Growth (EEG) in Sierra Leone and led by the Wageningen University in the Netherlands. The research compares 54 communities that received solar PV powered mini grids under a FCDO / UNOPS programme with 54 similar communities without mini-grids. The aim was to assess the economic impact of the...

    10 Feb 2022 | Laura Langbeen, Joseph Levine, Madison Levine, Niccoló Meriggi, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Vasudha Ramakrishna, Lennart Sattlegger, Maarten Voors

  • Blog post

    Reinvigorating Yemen’s electricity system: Avenues for reform in the midst of war

    The power generation system in Yemen is in a very poor state and urgently needs to be resuscitated.  Achieving this will require switching to cheaper and renewable energy sources like solar, making key repairs to the transmission and distribution system, restoring livelihoods to off-grid communities through decentralised renewable energy systems, and making fundamental...

    12 Jan 2022 | Neil McCulloch

  • Publication - Project Report

    Improving electricity services in Yemen

    The public electricity system in Yemen is in a very poor condition. The war has damaged or destroyed generation capacity and transmission and distribution networks across the country. This report offers the following recommendations:  Prioritise rehabilitation of generation, transmission, and distribution infrastructure, based on a ranking of best return (MWs...

    24 Nov 2021 | Akram Almohamadi, Neil McCulloch, Joevas Asare, Moussa Saab