Tanzania Traditional Energy Development Organization (TaTEDO), World Resources Institute (WRI)
For communities across sub-Saharan Africa, a consistent and affordable supply of electricity can open new possibilities for socioeconomic progress. Mini-grids—electrical generation and distribution systems of less than 10 megawatts—can play a role.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The report "The Land‑Water‑Energy Nexus: Biophysical and Economic Consequences" published by the OECD addresses the following question: What would be the global and regional biophysical and economic consequences by 2060 because of policy inaction regarding the limited availability of land, water and energy, given their interlinkages?
This Insight Brief "Solutions for the Missing Middle: The Case for Large-Scale Mini-Grid Development" published by the GGGI demonstrates how mini grids powered by solar photovoltaics (PV) and energy storage systems (ESS) can provide energy access to 800 million people who do not live near a centralized electric grid.
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
The G20 has committed to phasing out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies. Such measures, intended to favour energy security or protect the poor from high fuel costs, encourage the extraction and wasteful consumption of fuels, undermine the competitiveness of renewable energy, and further aggravate climate change. Yet despite the G20 pledge and mandates under the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement, reform has been slow.
Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe
The report "Phase-out 2020: Monitoring Europe's fossil fuel subsidies" shows that governments in Europe and the European Union (EU) are continuing to subsidise oil, gas and coal, fuelling dangerous climate change with taxpayers’ money both at home and abroad.
The world needs a decarbonised energy sector by the second half of the century. In many energy applications, the necessary technologies are available today, so the important next step is the development of enabling policy frameworks in place to scale up their deployment.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Environment Directorate
Behavioural insights can help policy makers obtain a deeper understanding of the behavioural mechanisms contributing to environmental problems, and design and implement more effective policy interventions.