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Energy Access Isn’t the End of the Story: New Evidence of Electricity Demand in Kenya
July 31, 2018
Eighteen months ago, we blogged here about Kenya’s superfast electricity connection rate. The country had grown from 27 percent to 55 percent access in just three years, putting themselves on a fast-track toward near universal access by 2020. While this lightning progress was exciting, ne...
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Bravo to Power Africa for Moving up the Energy Ladder
April 24, 2018
Anyone who follows this blog knows I’m a big fan of the US electrification initiative Power Africa because of its national security, economic, and developmental benefits.
Energy in Africa Promotes US Economic and Security Interests
November 01, 2017
Todd Moss testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy at a hearing titled “Energy and International Development” on November 1, 2017...
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Do African Countries Consume Less (or More) Electricity than Their Income Levels Suggest?
May 31, 2017
 Are some countries too poor to consume a lot more energy? Or is income growth being held back by a lack of reliable and affordable electricity? While there is a strong relationship between energy consumption and income, the direction of causality is often far less clear. One way to e...