Energy Poverty: New Book

Energy Poverty

Global Challenges and Local Solutions

Edited by Antoine Halff, Benjamin K. Sovacool, and Jon Rozhon

  • A one-stop treatment of energy poverty, an issue whose pivotal role in the fight for human development and against poverty is only now being recognised
  • A practical guide and reference work for policymakers and practitioners in the field
  • Provides a fresh perspective on tomorrow’s energy challenges
  • Brings together diverse viewpoints and includes contributions from experts and practitioners from all over the world, including China, India, Brazil, sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East
  • Includes chapters from authors at the cutting edge of research: Fatih Birol, chief economist of the International Energy Agency, Han Wenke, head of China’s Energy Research Institute, Nigel Bruce of the World Health Organisation, and Jason Bordoff, former senior advisor on energy to President Barack Obama

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Energy Poverty

Global Challenges and Local Solutions

Edited by Antoine Halff, Benjamin K. Sovacool, and Jon Rozhon

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

Gilberto

Professor Titular em Sistemas Energéticos do Departamento de Energia, Faculdade de Engenharia Mecânica da UNICAMP (Universidade de Campinas), Pesquisador Sênior do Núcleo Interdisciplinar de Energia da UNICAMP (NIPE-UNICAMP). Diretor Executivo da International Energy Initiative-IEI, uma pequena, organização não-governamental internacional, independente e de utilidade pública conduzida por especialistas em energia, reconhecidos internacionalmente e com escritórios regionais e programas na América Latina, África e Ásia. O IEI é responsável pela edição do periódico Energy for Sustainable Development, da editora Elsevier.

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