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In 2007, the former Nigerian finance minister and current World Bank Director Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala gave a remarkable speech on how economic and social...

03.09.2013 , Roger Pielke and Morgan Bazilian

Making Energy Access Meaningful

The world’s poor need more than a token supply of electricity. The goal should be to provide the power necessary to boost productivity and raise...

20.08.2013 , Bob Tortora and Magali Rheault

Electricity Charges Sub-Saharan Africans' Wellbeing

Relatively few residents living in sub-Saharan Africa say the main source of light in their homes comes from a power line, but Gallup finds those who...

The International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference 2012 (IOREC) was jointly organised by IRENA, the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy...

With almost 200 million people ages 15 to 24, Africa has the youngest and most rapidly growing population globally. By 2045, its youth population is...

Development Research Group of World Bank published a long-term study about impacts of Household electrification. The paper is part of a larger effort...

09.07.2013 , Harald Schützeichel

We need more market data and facts!

Many companies and organizations that deal with off-grid electrification repeat mantra-like that 1.2 billion people do not have access to electricity....

In 2012, seven partners founded GOGLA as an off-grid association: D.Light, Energy For Opportunity, Greenlight Planet, Osram, Philips, SunTransfer and...

When exploring the challenges and the role of access to lighting (through access to energy) it is surprising to note that human nature tends to focus...

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