Energy

A policy framework for the right to energy

This pdf is a summary of a podcast series on energy rights. The podcast discusses the ways in which energy poverty, a condition where households are unable to meet their energy needs, negatively affects poor households' health and economic security. The podcast calls for energy reform that...Read more

Earl Baker: A new energy revolution in Pa.

This article discusses the benefits of building pipelines across the United States, specifically in Pennsylvania where the energy market has provided vast avenues for jobs and the economy. In fact, the article states energy production and the energy market contribute $45 billion to Pennsylvania'...Read more

How Covid-19 Has Changed The Way Americans Use Energy

Conca, a Forbes journalist specifically accounting energy topics, discusses the ways in which COVID-19 has affected energy expenditures. Overall, energy consumption has decreased 4% from the same time last year. However, Conca more deeply analyzes the effects lockdown measures have had...Read more

Lindon company wants to help prepare residents for potential summer blackouts

NERC has predicted a 1 in 10 chance of Nortwest grids shutting down - i.e. not being able to withstand power peaks to heat and drought. Hamless - a Utah-based company - has created renewable energy storage capacities for families most at risk of losing their power. It is a relatively lowe...Read more

Funding challenges limit minority-owned businesses’ access to energy efficiency

As already documented prior to the pandemic, Black, Latinx, and minority-owned businesses tend to fare worse than white-owned businesses. With the advent of the pandemic, Black and Latinx-owned businesses closed down at twice or nearly twice the rate of white-owned businesses. A combination of...Read more

America’s Greenest Energy Giant Isn’t Trying to Save the Planet

NextEra a Floridian utility company that has recently moved to investing in solar, slightly surpassing Mobile Exxon (largely due to the company's gradual disinvestment in the renewable sector). Here, the article discusses the role NextEra plays into the renewable energy transitions, which has...Read more

Energy access takes center stage in fighting COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and powering recovery in Africa

Seeing countries with the most robust economies struggling to keep it together in a global pandemic like COVID-19, I wondered how Africa would cope if the virus seeped into the continent. This article chronicles what plight the continent is in, and fortunately what is being done to curb the...Read more

Jessel et al. - Energy, Poverty, and Health - 2019

This literature review serves to provide an in-depth look at energy insecurity as it relates to health, in both their acute and chronic states. The artifact is particularly useful in its ability to track and make connections between the fast-changing nature of the environment, as affected by...Read more

GHANA’S ELECTRICITY POLICY SINCE 1920

In a bid to provide quality and reliable electricity to households and industries, Ghana’s first attempt to establish a modern legal framework for the energy industry was developed in the 1920s. A strategy paper was then launched in between 2012-2016 to support the 2 strategic stalwarts: “...Read more

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