Energie : papiers de recherche moissonnés (17/04/2018)

The dark side of solar: How the rising solar industry empowers political interests that could impede a clean energy transition / Varun Sivaram. Brookings Institution, April 2018, 20 p. https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/fp_20180416_dark_side_solar.pdf

In recent years, solar power has surged to become the cheapest and fastest-growing source of electricity on the planet. Over the last decade, solar installations have grown annually by over 30 percent on average, thanks to costs that have plunged more than 90 percent. This red-hot growth suggests that in the near future, solar power could challenge fossil fuel dominance and help the world reduce its carbon emissions… read more about the paper

Ghana’s Oil Industry: Steady growth in a challenging environment / Monica Skaten. Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, April 2018, 22 p. (OIES Paper: WPM 77) https://www.oxfordenergy.org/publications/ghanas-oil-industry-steady-growth-challenging-environment/

This paper examines Ghana’s petroleum industry, its steady growth, and its initial challenges, such as the maritime border dispute and political interventions. Polarization between the two main political parties in Ghana, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has had important consequences for the industry. While an internal Ghanaian political dynamic explains particular traits and processes in the industry, the steady pace of growth, despite low prices, also reflects Ghana’s eagerness, across political party lines, to develop the industry in order to support general economic growth.

Les énergies, moteur de l’économie latino-américaine, mais à quel prix ? / Simon Schmit, Diploweb.com. la Revue géopolitique, 15/04/2018 https://www.diploweb.com/Les-energies-moteur-de-l-economie-latino-americaine-mais-a-quel-prix.html

Quelle place occupent les ressources naturelles dans l’économie latino-américaine ? Quelles sont-elles ? La dépendance au cours des matières premières n’est-elle pas à double tranchant ? Ce texte répond de manière argumentée à ces questions…

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