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Out of an almost record lending total of $9.445 billion, over two-thirds of the World Bank Group’s energy financing for FY14 was concentrated in...

This summer, the World Bank announced that it will allocate $5 billion in aid to Africa to help the continent optimize its potential for electricity...

"We need to build capacity." That's one of three stock responses you get to the question of how to deliver energy access for all and leapfrog from...

02.09.2014 , Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC)

SVTC Launches New Sustainable Off-Grid Solar Recycling Incubator

Off-grid solar devices such as solar lanterns and small solar home systems are transforming commu-nities around the world that lack access to an...

02.09.2014 , Justin Guay (Co-authored by Vrinda Manglik)

Why VATs on Solar Energy Hinder Progress on Energy Poverty

What difference can a value added tax make to the lives of those living in energy poverty? A big one.

Currently, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa...

Reaching universal access to electricity is an important objective, and there are several scenarios for how to achieve that. The International Energy...

29.07.2014 , Ben Bovarnick and Eliza Dach

Electricity without the grid

This article was published by the Center for American Progress

Around the world, approximately 1.4 billion people, or one in five, lack any access to...

15.07.2014 , Zubair Sadeque, Dana Rysankova, Raihan Elahi, Ruchi Soni

Worldbank: Lessons to learn from Bangladesh

Since its inception in 2003, Bangladesh’s solar home system program has installed about three million electrification systems in rural households,...

15.07.2014 , Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA)

Creating an Impact in a US$ 50 Billion Future Market

At the first investor conference of its kind, the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) launched the Investment and Finance Study for Off-Grid...

Meet Doña Maria. She is a mother, housewife, agricultural worker and shop-keeper, who lives with her two daughters in a rural community, located...