An endless wait with uncertain future: unpacking the energy crisis

The urgent need to address climate change, the concerns about depleting fossil fuel reserves and volatile global oil prices, and the continuing economic crisis have, amongst other reasons, put “energy” at the center of public policy debates and discussions in the past few years. While the discussions are centered around addressing energy security, the more immediate crisis that most developing countries face, energy access and eradicating energy poverty, gets marginalized in the public policy debates and discussions. The articles in this report highlight the role that civil society and industries can play in changing energy policy and direction, which would ensure not only the eradication of energy poverty but also the delivery of clean energy by providing a pathway for shifting out of conventional power generation.