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Linking energy to poverty reduction and rural development will require a big shift from today’s technology- and supply-driven approaches to more...

10.12.2013 , Philippine Institute for Development Studies

Energy poverty in ASEAN

In the ASEAN region, the total number of people without electricity is about 127.4 million, of whom about 49 per cent are in Indonesia, while 42...

The Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) is seeking an Executive Director to head the organization in its role of industry advocate for...

Stiftung Solarenergie - Solar Energy Foundation Germany - and its counterpart in the Philippines have launched an appeal for aid as the two...

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Decentralized renewable energy projects are highly effective at reducing energy poverty. Energy conservation and efficiency improvements are the...

12.11.2013 , Shahidur R. Khandker, Douglas F. Barnes and Hussain A. Samad

Are the energy poor also income poor? Energy poverty in rural and urban India

Energy poverty is a frequently used term among energy specialists, but unfortunately the concept is rather loosely defined. Several existing...

According to the Global Footprint Network, 20th August 2013 was Earth Overshoot Day. In other words, it was the day in 2013 when humanity exceeded the...

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...