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Ending Africa's Energy Deficit and the Law: Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in Africa

Yinka Omorogbe and Ada Ordor


The book Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in Africa addresses the role of law in securing energy access for huge numbers of people in Africa who live without the benefit of modern energy services. Contributions to the book offer a variety of legal and socio-legal perspectives on the subject of energy access, describing the dire situation of energy poverty on the African continent and emphasizing its implications for overall development. Specific themes addressed include the concept of energy justice, the international human rights framework for advancing the notion of a right to energy, an ... More

Keywords: energy, electricity, energy poverty, energy access, development, Africa, regulation, Nigeria, South Africa

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198819837
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198819837.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yinka Omorogbe, editor
Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Edo State, Nigeria

Ada Ordor, editor
Associate Professor, University of Cape Town

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Yinka Omorogbe, and Ada Okoye Ordor

Part I Introduction and Theoretical Frameworks

3 Disadvantage, Fairness, and Power Crises in Africa

Hanri Mostert1andHeleen van Niekerk2

4 Regulation as a Catalyst for the Electrification of Africa

Professor Hugh Corder1andDr Terhemen Andzenge2

5 Financing Energy Access in Africa

Peter Kayode Oniemola1andJane Ezirigwe2

Part II Crosscutting Issues

7 Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Energy Services in Africa

Professor Adebambo Adewopo,1Dr Tobias Schonwetter,2andHelen Chuma-Okoro3

Part III Vulnerability and Energy Access

10 Energy, Disability, and the Law in Africa

Azizat O Amoloye-Adebayo1andNnenna Joy Eboh2

Part IV The Environment

12 Promoting Renewable Energy in African Countries

Jan Glazewski,1Lee-Ann Steenkamp,2 and Peter Kayode Oniemola3

Part V Decision-Making and Implementation

14 Energy Struggles and City Life in Africa

Kabiru K Salami1andAdigun A B Agbaje2

15 South Africa’s Minerals-Energy Complex

Jan Froestad,1Martin Nøkleberg,2Clifford Shearing,3andHilton Trollip4

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