Energy Poverty Global Challenges and Local Solutions

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  • Copyright: 2015-01-20
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Antoine Halff, Head of the Oil Industry and Markets Division, International Energy Agency,Benjamin K. Sovacool, Professor of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University; Director of the Center for Energy Technology, AU-Herning; Associate Professor of Law, Vermont Law School,Jon Rozhon, Senior Researcher, Canadian Energy Research Institute; President, Oak Leaf Energy Training

Antoine Halff is a senior official of the International Energy Agency, the head of its oil unit, and the editor of its authoritative monthly publication, the Oil Market Report. He has spent the last 20 years of his career focusing on energy issues in a series of positions spanning the worlds of government, finance, consulting, higher education, and the media, including New York bureau chief of famed newsletter Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, director of global energy for political-risk consultancy Eurasia Group, deputy head of research at Newedge, one of the world's top brokerages, and lead economist with the US Department of Energy's research arm, the Energy Information Administration. He has also taught courses on the Geopolitics of Energy and related topics at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He was born and educated in Paris and has lived and worked in Paris, Seoul, New York, and Washington, DC.

Jon Rozhon is Senior Researcher at the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) and President of Oak Leaf Energy Training. He is Editor-in-Chief of the CERI journal, Geopolitics of Energy and author of numerous studies in areas as diverse as electric power, energy investment, and natural gas vehicles. He was Lecturer in English at the Gifu University for Foreign Languages for 15 years and has spent the past six years at CERI. In 2010, he started Oak Leaf Energy Training, which has provided training for over 100 corporations and government agencies. He holds an MA in English from Lakehead University and an MBA from McGill.

Benjamin K. Sovacool is Director of the Danish Center for Energy Technology at AU-Herning and a Professor of Business and Social Sciences at Aarhus University. He is also Associate Professor of Law at Vermont Law School and Director of the Energy Security and Justice Program at their Institute for Energy and the Environment, as well as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Energy Research and Social Science. He works as a researcher and consultant on renewable energy and energy efficiency, the politics of large-scale energy infrastructure, designing public policy to improve energy security and access to electricity, and building adaptive capacity to the consequences of climate change. He is a Contributing Author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) forthcoming Fifth Assessment (AR5). He has consulted for the Asian Development Bank, United Nations Development Program, and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

Table of Contents

Part I: Taking Stock of Energy Poverty
Introduction: The End of Energy Poverty: Pathways to Development, Antoine Halff, Benjamin Sovacool, and Jon Rozhon
1. Achieving Energy For All Will Not Cost The Earth, Fatih Birol
2. Defining, Measuring, and Tackling Energy Poverty, Benjamin Sovacool
3. The Development Impact of Energy Access, Douglas F. Barnes, Hussain Samad, Cesar Calderon, and Sudeshna Ghosh Banerjee
4. The World Bank's Perspective on Energy Access, Sudeshna Ghosh Banerjee, Mikul Bhatia, Elisa Portale, Ruchi Soni, and Nicolina Angelou
5. Health Benefits from Energy Access in LMICs: Mechanisms, Impacts, and Policy Opportunities, Nigel Bruce and Chen Ding
6. Energy Poverty and Public Health: Impacts of Solid Cookfuel, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Zoe Chafe, Tord Kjellstrom, Thomas E. McKone, and Kirk R. Smith
7. Energy and Gender, Barbara C. Farhar, Beth Osnes, Elizabeth A. Lowry
8. Beyond Basic Access: The Scale of Investment Required for Universal Energy Access, Morgan Bazilian, Ryan Economy, Patrick Nussbaumer, Erik Haites, Kandeh K. Yumkella, Mark Howells, Minoru Takada, Dale S. Rothman, and Michael Levi
9. Energy and Water: A Critical Linkage, Allan Hoffman
Part II: Lessons Learned
10. Striving Towards Development: China's Energy Poverty Alleviation Efforts, Wenke Han, Luo Zhihong, and Lijuan Fan
11. Indian Approaches to Energy Access, Debajit Palit, Subhes C. Bhattacharyya, and Akanksha Chaurey
12. Modern Energy Services to Low Income Households in Brazil: Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead, Gilberto De Martino Jannuzzi and Jose Goldemberg
13. Energy Poverty in the Middle East and North Africa, Laura El-Katiri
14. Energy Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: Poverty Amidst Abundance, Abeeku Brew-Hammond, Gifty Serwaa Mensah, and Owusu Amponsah
15. Global Energy Subsidies: Scale, Opportunity Costs, and Barriers to Reform, Doug Koplow
16. Is Small Beautiful?, Phil LaRocco
Part III: Challenges and Policy Options
17. Expanding Energy Access: An Assessment of U.S. Policy, Jason E. Bordoff
18. The Energy Access Practitioner Network, Richenda Van Leeuwen and Yasemin Erboy
19. The Energy Plus Approach: Reducing Poverty with Productive Uses of Energy, Thiyagarajan Velumail, Chris Turton, and Nick Beresnev
20. Unlocking Financial Resources, Xia Zuzhang
21. Alleviating Energy Poverty in Africa: A Story of Leapfrogging, Localizing, and Fast-Tracking, Leila Benali and Andy Barrett

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