Microgrids – local power grids that can operate independently of the larger grid – are becoming an indispensable tool in building a clean, flexible, secure and cheaper energy system.
Kenya's 100% renewable energy dream is being dampened by conflicts between indigenous communities and investors over land rights.
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.
G20 leaders need to ditch voluntary commitments and set clear, measurable targets for clean energy access when they meet later this month.