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  • Forum

    Five facts about the world’s energy use

    The Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2014, released this week, aims to support the transition to more affordable, sustainable and secure energy systems around the world. Its principal tool is the Energy Architecture Performance Index (EAPI), which measures the performance of… more
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    Top 10 countries best prepared for the future of energy

    The Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2014, released this week, ranks the energy systems of 124 countries from three perspectives: economic growth and development; environmental sustainability; and energy access and security. We call these three perspectives the “energy… more
  • Global Agenda Councils

    Solving the growing network energy gap

    Communications traffic is growing at an exponential rate as more consumers use smartphones, tablets and PCs to connect to the Internet. A growing number of other devices and machines are also connected, including TVs, refrigerators, cars and thermostats – the so-called Internet of Things… more
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    The new climate economics

    In its latest comprehensive assessment of the evidence on global warming, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will show that the world’s climate scientists are more certain than ever that human activity – largely combustion of fossil fuels – is causing temperatures… more
  • Technology Pioneers

    The future of India's rural energy is off the grid

    More than 1 billion people have yet to switch on a light bulb. Commercially viable solutions to address this enormous problem exist and they all rely on the decentralization of energy delivery and supply. The centralized grid-based approach to bring power into homes has been, by and large, a… more
  • Social Entrepreneurs

    Time to get serious about the energy crisis

    The massive challenge of achieving universal access to energy recently received two major boosts that have raised the issue further on the international development agenda. In late June, US President Barack Obama announced his Power Africa initiative, which pledged US$ 7 billion to “double access… more
  • Young Global Leaders

    Helping Myanmar meet its energy needs

    With decades of international isolation over, Myanmar is today poised for a period of rapid growth. Energy needs to be at the heart of this transformation – creating new jobs, new wealth, attracting foreign investment and fuelling institutions, businesses and homes across the country. Access to… more
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    Getting the energy balance in Myanmar right

    Myanmar’s re-emergence into the global economy presents policy-makers with a series of fundamental dilemmas. As reforms are put into place, foreign investors and international energy companies are keen to capitalize on Myanmar’s abundant reserves of oil and natural gas. While the attention on… more
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    Developing Myanmar's energy sector

    Myanmar is on the brink of a long transformation as it re-enters the global economic system. Developing and reforming the energy sector will be paramount to a prosperous economic future for the country. This will require the government, business and other stakeholders to collaborate on solutions… more
  • Global Agenda Councils

    The good NEWS for coping with disasters

    The developing world is vulnerable to disasters of every kind, from earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, cyclones to landslides, floods, droughts and crop failures. Rapid and chaotic urbanization exacerbates the effect of these hazards, with poor quality land-use policies and cramped populations… more
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    The New Delhi consensus

    One of the more remarkable (though largely unremarked) developments in recent Indian politics has been the startling shift in the country’s discourse about capitalism. As in many developing countries, “self-reliance” and economic self-sufficiency were India’s national mantras after… more
  • Technology Pioneers

    Tech Tuesday: Home energy efficiency from a smartphone

    Tech Tuesday is an on-going series profiling the Forum’s Technology Pioneers. The Tech Pioneers are companies that have been recognized by the Forum for ground-breaking and innovative approaches in tackling some of the world’s most wicked problems. Each week we will be showcasing one of the… more