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Driving innovative research to inform and transform energy policy

The Applied Research Programme on Energy and Economic Growth (EEG) produces cutting-edge research on the links between energy and economic growth, working closely with policy makers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to build more sustainable, efficient, reliable and equitable energy systems.

 

Research Areas
Efficient & Productive use

Investigating how electricity supplies could be used more productively and energy efficiency improved.

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Reliability

Researching ways to improve the reliability of electricity systems.

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Renewable Energy

Researching ways to utilise natural resources to increase capacity.

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Grid Access

Researching the technological and political challenges in connecting people to the grid.

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Latest COVID-19 news and resources
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Impact of Covid-19 on the electricity supply industry

This paper discusses the likely impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the ESI in Uganda.

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Impact of Covid-19 on oil and gas sectors in LICs and MICs

This review focuses on exporting and importing countries, as well as the wider issue of decarbonisation.

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COVID-19 and the energy sector

The potential implications for energy access in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

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Coping with shock: Last-mile distributors and COVID-19

This Energy Insight provides an overview of the impact of COVID-19 on LMDs

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News and Resources
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EEG Energy Insight: Low-Carbon Transport in South Africa

An overview of the unique challenges faced by South Africa in transitioning to a low-carbon transport sector.

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Community Energy Resilience & Electricity Systems: Workshops Report

This report captures the outcomes of three workshops on community energy resilience and electricity systems.

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EEG Energy Insight: The South African Power Sector

The key characteristics and challenges in the South African power sector.

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EEG Energy Insight: Electricity in Bangladesh

The background on Bangladesh’s energy sector and key issues and challenges identified.

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Latest projects
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Projects
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Climate Parliament

Advancing discussions on grid interconnection in critical regions.

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Closing gaps in women’s employment in the energy sector

Tackling issues faced by women in the energy sector.

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Renewable energy decision support tools and optimal energy pathways for Southern Africa
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