March 26, 2020

New Data and Technologies are Transforming Energy Access—Public Policy Must Catch Up

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Technologies like geospatial imagery, machine learning and affordable batteries are generating ever more innovative ways to target customers with off-grid energy solutions. But according to analysts at the Duke University Energy Access Project, public policy is struggling to keep up with these rapid-fire developments, leaving vast amounts of human capacity and productivity untapped. EAP's Jonathan Phillips, Marc Jeuland, and Emily Pakhtigian explore how to address this disconnect between government and the private sector.

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