Small-scale renewable energy projects can power rural areas not connected to the main grid. But investors may hesitate if future electrification remains unpredictable.
In sub-Saharan Africa there are more people with mobile phones than access to electricity, and their data could be useful.
The case for pragmatism, not dogma.
A lighting revolution is underway across Africa that's occurred largely without government or donor involvement.
The short term interests of investors could lead to long term problems in sub-Saharan Africa.
Kenya's inadequate electricity supply is due to an over-reliance on hydropower, high energy and infrastructure costs.
New technologies are developing with exponential velocity, breadth and depth. Their systemic impact is likely to be profound.
Rwanda has adopted a number of plans to improve its electricity output. There are valuable lessons other African countries can learn from it.
New Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau brings a very different face to climate talks in Paris. Will it project its oil extraction tradition or show global leadership on emissions cuts?