Senior Global Practice Lead Edward Hoyt
Edward Hoyt is a Senior Global Practice Lead in the Asia Division, member of the Chemonics Energy Group, and a Director of the Water, Energy and Sustainable Cities (WESC) Practice responsible for technical leadership on energy. Prior to joining Chemonics, Mr. Hoyt was a principal consultant with Abt Associates and Nexant, and earlier was a co-founder of Econergy, a diversified clean energy company publicly traded on London’s Alternative Investment Market. He is an economist with more than 25 years of experience in energy and development, including leadership roles on USAID programs in Central America and West Africa supporting investment in clean energy businesses and projects. Mr. Hoyt has worked on policy and program design and implementation, as well as project development and investment, in renewable energy, energy efficiency, biofuels, carbon markets, and power sector reform. He has worked in 50 countries in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Mr. Hoyt holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy in international environmental policy and economic development from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a B.A. in political economy from the University of Pennsylvania.
by Edward Hoyt
The experts say it’s possible. We can limit the warming of our planet to 1.5 C if we achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. That’s encouraging until you consider that Asia alone now accounts for 55 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, and that share is growing. The power sector plays a major role in the climate challenge. For…
This post originally appeared on Devex. The COVID-19 pandemic that has overwhelmed health care systems around the world has also exposed significant weaknesses in another essential element of economic and social development: the global power sector. Dramatic swings in daily electricity demands as countries impose and rescind pandemic lockdowns, and the subsequent economic damage to governments…
Global efforts to improve energy access and quality and to tackle climate change need a different approach to addressing poor energy governance in developing countries. Energy projects should be designed to “think and work politically.”