Petrostates face a tricky future as the world decarbonises, with declining oil revenues threatening their finances. There is a strong case for industrialised countries to offer more support to less well off producer economies.
Covid-19 has slowed, or even reversed, progress on energy access in Africa, but with COP26 on the horizon, there is hope energy poverty will finally get the attention and funding it deserves.
Off-grid solar only represents a tiny percentage of renewable energy, but it's vital for the poorest households in developing countries. This success story risks being jeopardised by the Covid pandemic.
Cheap renewable energy and difficulties financing coal are forcing change in South Africa, but there are concerns vested interests could push gas over solar and wind.
Wind and solar are cheap. So why aren’t they expanding faster in Africa?