energy sector

Untold Billions, Too Little Change

Energy policy is a crucial and often underappreciated cause for public discontent. Most severe irregularities occur in opaque upstream deals. The EITI multistakeholder initiative has significant unrealized potential to inform the public about irregularities around energy governance. Failed resource governance remains one of the leading causes of civil unrest in resource-rich countries, exhibited en masse […]

Iași, Romania © dundanim/veer

How to Protect Energy Consumers in Romania

To implement a functioning single European market in the energy sector, it is essential to empower consumers. But many countries in Europe lack the right institutional framework for this. A glance at Romania. As far as the energy sector is concerned, the single European market is at risk of failure because, among others, consumers are […]

Construction works in Ethiopia © Simon Davis/Department for International Development (CC BY 2.0)

Is Geothermal Power the Answer to Indonesia’s Energy Demand?

Indonesia has the largest geothermal reserves in the world. Yet, the government’s failure to manage its natural resources effectively and reform its regulatory environment remains an obstacle to fully tap into the country’s renewable energy wealth. The 17,500-island archipelago of Indonesia is home to about 260 million people, making it the 4th most populous country on […]