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ENERGY ACCESS OVER 1 BILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE LACK ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY OVER 95% OF THESE PEOPLE LIVE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA OR DEVELOPING ASIA. A GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on governments, businesses and civil society to achieve universal access to modern energy services by 2030. UNIVERSAL ENERGY ACCESS BY 2030 CAN BE ACHIEVED WITH LESS THAN $50 BILLION PER YEAR CLEAN COOKING SOLUTIONS A World Bank energy access project in Ethiopia led to the adoption of improved cookstoves by 2.6 million households in just five years. MINI/MICRO GRIDS Husk Power Systems provides power to 25,000 Indian households through biomass based mini-power plants that use discarded rice husks. DECENTRALIZED SOLUTIONS The company ToughStuff will provide up to 33 million people in Africa & Asia with low-cost solar technologies, saving consumers $520 million. GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP II Vietnam has increased electricity access by 1,960% IN 35 YEARS. SMALL-SCALE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS Solar Sister has trained nearly 150 women entrepreneurs across Africa to start businesses selling solar lamps. SUSTAINABLE ENERGY IS POWERING the future we want. www.SustainableEnergy For Sources: IEA, 2011 | SG's Sustainable Energy for All Vision Statement 2011 | Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves | UN SEFA Framework for Action, 2012 | Practical Action, 2012 | UNDP 2012 | Husk Power of systems | The World Bank, 2011 | Solar Sister SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR ALL

Energy Access

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