At this year's SLS Annual Conference, Dr. Eddy Wifa and Mary Gilmore-Maurer presented their research on 'Energy Transition in Oil-Dependent States: re-examining energy governance through the lens of energy justice and energy democracy for wider participation". Their research was presented for the inaugural SLS panel on 'Key Contemporary Issues in Africa's Energy and Natural Resources Law', chaired by Dr. Titilayo Adebola, which also featured Professor Yinka Okorogbe . Dr. Eddy Wifa considered the historic governance challenges arising from the imperative of low carbon energy transition whilst ensuring energy security in Nigeria. Mary Gilmore-Maurer then assessed the potential for energy democracy and energy justice as a means of resolving the tensions between energy security and energy access. Continued governance reform for energy justice and energy democracy is required in addition to renewable energy technologies to enable wider citizen participation in energy transition for lasting sustainability.
Dr. Eddy Wifa and Mary Gilmore-Maurer presented their research at the SLS Annual Conference,