VIDEO: Extractives and the Move to a Low-Carbon Economy

Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee | Webinar | 2019

This webinar discussed policy-making and options to reduce the carbon-footprint of the extractives industry across the value-chain. Topics covered ranged from anti-flaring to carbon-capture and storage, to sector coupling to possible border adjustment taxes. The webinar also discussed implicatio...

August 2019 Feature of the Extract: Professor Raphael Heffron, Jean Monnet Chair (2019-22), Just Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy; European Commission award

CEPMLP | Document | 2019

CEPMLP Professor Raphael Heffron was this month awarded a Jean Monnet Chair (Professorship) for 2019-2022 on the Just Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy by the European Commission. To receive this award is a career highlight for an academic and it recognizes excellence in both teaching and resear...

Issue 29: Energy Transitions and the Extractives Sector

Extractives Hub | Document | 2018

The energy transition is defined as a pathway for transforming the global energy sector from being fossil-based to zero-carbon by the second half of this century. As the energy transition presents significant opportunities for both developing and developed countries, the Extractives Hub has outlined...

Managing Coal Mine Closure: Achieving a Just Transition for All

World Bank | Document | 2018

Over the last half century, large-scale changes to coal industries across Europe, and more recently in the United States and China, have resulted in as many as 4 million coal workers losing their jobs. The main drivers of these changes are mine mechanization, government policies and competition from...

Analysis of Public Subsidies to the Solar Energy Sector: Corruption and the Role of Institutions

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) | Document | 2018

This study investigates the connection between rent-seeking behaviour, corruption activity and quality of institutions to empirically evaluate the unexpected implications of an energy policy for criminal activity. The object of this research is a program of public subsidies introduced in Italy in 20...

Clean or dirty energy: evidence of corruption in the renewable energy sector

Springer Link | Document | 2018

This paper studies the link between public policy and corruption for the case of wind energy. We show that publicly subsidized renewable energy can attract criminal appetites and favor the formation of criminal associations between entrepreneurs and politicians able to influence the licensing proces...

Failures and generic recommendations towards the sustainable management of renewable energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa (Part 2)

University of Twente, Department of Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems | Document | 2018

The future of electrification of Africa lies within off-grid generation via renewable energy (RE). Although many RE projects have started across the Sub-Sahara, especially public projects are seldom successful. This study engages directly (ethnographically) with the local communities benefitting o...

Local content requirements and the impact on the South African renewable energy sector: A survey-based analysis

South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences | Document | 2018

Economies aim to grow over time, which usually implies the need for increased energy availability. Governments can use their procurement of energy to increase benefits in their economies via certain policy tools. One such tool is local content requirements (LCRs), where the purchase of goods pres...

Renewables Global Status Report 2018

REN21 | URL | 2018

This year’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report (GSR) reveals two realities: one in which a revolution in the power sector is driving rapid change towards a renewable energy future, and another in which the overall transition is not advancing with the speed needed. While momentum in the power sec...

Corruption Risks in Infrastructure Investments in Sub-Saharan Africa

Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford | Document | 2018

The paper examines how Sub-Saharan African governments can reduce real and perceived corruption risks of transport and energy infrastructure projects. On one hand, there is rising interest by investors in projects co-financed by governments and development finance institutions (DFI). On the other ...

Renewable Energy Auctions in Developing Countries

IRENA | URL | 2018

Renewable energy auctions, despite some difficulties in implementation in the past, have become a popular policy tool in recent years. The number of countries that adopted renewable energy auctions increased from 9 in 2009 to at least 44 by early 2013, out of which 30 were developing countries. Th...

Energy and Africa

Springer | Document | 2018

This Chapter in The Energy Landscape in the Republic of South Africa focuses on the current energy landscape in Africa as well as the challenges the continent is currently facing. It also highlights the energy demand and resources, the renewable energy policy, investment and corruption.

The empirical reality and sustainable management failures of renewable energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa (Part 1)

University of Twente, Department of Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems | Document | 2018

The future of electrification of Africa lies within off-grid generation via renewable energy (RE). Although many RE projects have started across the Sub-Sahara, especially public projects are seldom successful. This study engages directly (ethnographically) with the local communities benefitting or ...

The Renewable Power of the Mine

Extractives Hub | URL | 2018

Access to affordable and reliable energy is key for the mining sector and with rising demand for minerals and falling ore grades, energy demand is estimated to increase by 36% by 2035. Today, energy produced and procured by mining companies is mostly fossil fuel based. This will have to change if th...

Regulatory Indicators For Sustainable Energy (RISE)

The World Bank Group, ESMAP, SE4ALL and the Climate Investment Funds | URL | 2018

RISE is the first global policy scorecard of its kind, grading 111 countries in three areas: energy access, energy efficiency and renewable energy. The project is an initiative of the World Bank Group, ESMAP, SE4ALL and the Climate Investment Funds. RISE classifies countries into a green zone of str...

Just Transition Research Collaborative

Just Transition Research Collaborative | URL | 2018

The Just Transition Research Collaborative (JTRC) is a space for exchange and discussion that brings together a range of experts from academia and civil society to collectively map and analyse the different understandings and narratives of “Just Transition” underpinning the concept’s growing popular...

2018 SDG7 Tracking: The Energy Progress Report

ESMAP | URL | 2018

The Energy Progress Report provides a global dashboard on progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7). The report is a joint effort of the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the World Bank, and...

Energy Transition Outlook 2018

DNV GL | URL | 2018

This study has been prepared by DNV GL as a cross-disciplinary exercise between three of their business areas – Oil & Gas, Maritime, and Energy – co-ordinated by a core research team in our Group Technology and Research unit. This Outlook therefore draws on DNV GL’s broad involvement across enti...

Transition of Global Governance of Energy and Extractive Sectors: Proliferation of Transparency and Accountability Initiatives

Gokce Mete | Document | 2018

The number of transparency initiatives in the energy and extractives sectors are on the rise. This paper aims to provide a navigating tool and guide to these frameworks that are important to achieve the SDGs and Paris Agreement goals. This paper provides a synopsis of relevant databases, digital ...

Global Warming of 1.5 °C (summary for policy makers)

IPCC | Document | 2018

An IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.