Access to Energy

The energy transition is a key feature of the ecological transition. However, challenges differ in developing and developed countries.

For developing countries, the main issue is access to cheap, clean, reliable and safe energy. Inadequate energy access impedes the delivery of local education and health services, hinders business development, increases vulnerability to climate change and entrenches the poverty trap.

For developing countries, the challenges of the energy transition relate more to achieving energy independence through the diversification of energy sources and supplies.

Research conducted by members of the Energy and Prosperity Chair also aims to provide a better understanding of the drivers of an energy transition that reconciles economic and ecological performance with social justice.

Research team

Coordination: Ahmed Tritah (Université de Poitiers, Mines ParisTech)

Researchers: Akil Amiraly (Ecole Polytechnique), Jean-Pierre Ponssard (Ecole Polytechnique), Maria Eugenia Sanin (Université d’Evry and Inter-American Development Bank), Johanna Choumert-Nkolo (EDI Global), Jeremy Tanguy (Université de Savoie Mont-Blanc), Marie Hélène Hubert (Université de Rennes, CREM)

Doctoral students: Gwen-Jiro Clochard (Ecole Polytechnique), Chloé Saurel (Université Paris 2), Maryeme Kettani (CEA), Quentin Hounyonou (Mines ParisTech, UM6P, joint with Chaire EIEA), Alpha Ly (University Paris Dauphine et UM6P, joint with Climate Economics Chaire and Chaire EIEA)

This axis is developed in collaboration with the chair Climate Economics and the chair Economie industrielle de l’émergence en Afrique.


Author(s) :
Claire Salmon and Jeremy Tanguy
Author(s) :
Leonard le Roux and Johanna Choumert-Nkolo
Author(s) :
Thomas André, Nicolas Mottis, Jean-Pierre Ponssard
Author(s) :
Maryème Kettani et Philippe Bandelier
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Author(s) :
Gwen-Jiro Clochard and Guillaume Hollard
Author(s) :
Emile Tenezakis & Ahmed Tritah