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Energy Access

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 All.org 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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