Innovative Partnerships Help Alleviate Energy Poverty in Africa

Energy Poverty | noun, often attributive | ˈenərjē ˈpävərdē | is a lack of access to modern energy services. It refers to the situation of a large number of people in developing countries whose well-being is negatively affected by very low consumption of energy, use of dirty or polluting fuels, and excessive time spent collecting fuel to meet basic needs. There are currently 1.2 billion people without access to electricity and more than 2.7 billion people are without clean cooking facilities. These are real and extremely large numbers. Yet most people in the developed world only take notice to the invisible and fundamental lifeline of our modern society when the power goes out and they can’t Netflix and chill. Since you’re reading this blog post, I’m assuming you reside in an area on this planet with reliable and safe access to energy – now imagine you didn’t. What if you ...

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