October 19, 2020
In the early 1970s, planners in Buenos Aires piloted a novel remedy for the city’s chronic traffic congestion and vehicular pollution: to cut downtown traffic in half, they banned vehicles from entering the city center every other day, depending on whether the last digit of a license plate was odd or even.
How to make virtual research-engagement workshops work better: Insights from a recent international gender and energy meeting
Written by: Thomas Klug & Marc Jeuland
About the Workshop
Fuelwood collection and children's school attendance in the Kassena-Nankana Districts of Northern Ghana
Written by: Rex Alirigia
Edited by: Alicia Oberholzer & Thomas Klug
The Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI) is proud to announce a successful fourth annual conference, which occurred on May 15-17, 2019 in Santiago, Chile. The three-day conference kicked off with a policy interaction workshop, featuring various stakeholder perspectives on energy access in Latin America.
SETI Student works on Energy Access in sub-Saharan Africa with Solar Sister
Written by: Alicia Oberholzer, SETI Graduate Research Assistant
Electrification and Cooking Fuel Choice in Rural India: Summer Research
Written by: Ridhima Gupta
Edited by: Alicia Oberholzer
Brighter Communities, Safer Cities: Summer Scoping
Written By: Kevin Grieco
Edited By: Alicia Oberholzer & Thomas Klug
Urban electrification rates in Sierra Leone are among the lowest in the world, hovering around 11%. These already low electrification rates plummet towards zero in poor slum areas of the city. One consequence of this urban energy poverty is an absolute lack of nighttime lighting and public streetlights.
There are no economic arguments for postponing acting on the climate issue. Past experience shows that costs of action are often overestimated , while the costs of inaction are often underestimated. This argues Jessica Coria in Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet.
For decades, people in rural Africa have been using sooty kerosene lamps to dimly light their homes. But in recent years households, even in poor areas, have started to replace their kerosene lamps with non-rechargeable dry-cell battery driven lamps and solar kits.
EfD researchers have been working with Cape Town’s authorities in their efforts to stave off #DayZero – the day when the Cities taps run dry. Their findings cast new light on the importance of effective demand management to cope with water shortages. In this blog we discuss how the tools of economics can be used to pre-empt such crisis management in growing cities in the Global South.
By: EfD Director Gunnar Köhlin, Prof Dale Whittington and Prof Martine Visser June 2018