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Cameron Hepburn
Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Oxford

The clean energy transition is a multi-generational challenge. It will shake up geopolitics, shift the economy, and change our daily interactions with energy. We have no precedent for the scale and speed required...

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Assessing India’s Ambitious Climate Commitments
Kaushik Deb and Pranati Chestha Kohli

This commentary discusses India’s increasing climate commitments, its achievements so far, and the challenges ahead. In particular, it explores the increasingly ambitious targets laid out in India’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and assesses the country’s progress toward meeting these pledges.

The Kariba Dam Is Failing: What That Means for African Hydropower

On 28 November 2022, Zimbabwe stopped generating electricity at the South Power Station of the Kariba Dam (Kariba South) on the Zambezi River. The problems at Kariba lay bare the deepening humanitarian crisis in...