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Ending Africa's Energy Deficit and the LawAchieving Sustainable Energy for All in Africa$
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Yinka Omorogbe and Ada Ordor

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198819837

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198819837.001.0001

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Achieving Effective Law and Policy Frameworks for Access to Sustainable Energy in Africa— A Multidimensional Effort

Achieving Effective Law and Policy Frameworks for Access to Sustainable Energy in Africa— A Multidimensional Effort

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(p.377) 17 Achieving Effective Law and Policy Frameworks for Access to Sustainable Energy in Africa— A Multidimensional Effort
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Ending Africa's Energy Deficit and the Law
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Yinka Omorogbe

Ada Okoye Ordor

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198819837.003.0018

This chapter highlights some common themes which the editors see as significant research findings. The ubiquitous nature of energy is at once the most obvious and yet the most surprising realization. Not only are there clear linkages with water and renewable energy, but also with areas such as intellectual property and arbitration and, no doubt, the law in these areas can enhance or impede access. Access to energy so far falls short of the status of a realizable human right and this amounts to a denial of energy justice for affected persons. The lack of modern energy erodes and in some instances amounts to a denial of the rights of women, children, and the vulnerable. Electricity access has suffered, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa because of a combination of factors, chiefly the absence of legal provisions or failure to either reform or comply with legal provisions.

Keywords:   Energy access, electricity, modern energy services, energy poverty, energy justice, innovation, finance, dispute resolution, Nigeria, South Africa

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