Of the scores of energy producer nations, only a handful have had effective energy policies that have served the desired outcomes for which they were crafted. #PoorlyDesignedEnergyPolicies
In fact, fewer of these nations are in Africa –where most of the energy policies are at odds with onground realities. This policy mis-match has led to energy poverty, energy deficits, power shortage and corruption etc.
The key questions that African producer nations should ask are the following:
– What policy levers can be pulled in order to guarantee energy access for local populations?
– What is the most effective way to marry domestic supply obligations with international export requirements.
– With the looming energy shift/transition, what policy frameworks can be tweaked to ensure that countries do not only remain competitive, but that they avoid key assets being stranded.
– What new policy frameworks need to be drafted for energy transition commodities like hydrogen, ammonia etc.
– What can new energy players like Namibia etc learn from the policy execution of mature producer nations like Nigeria, Angola etc