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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 ProgressAround 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...
Energy poverty is widespread in the Pacific. It is estimated that 70 per cent of households in the region don’t have access to electricity and 85 per...

17.06.2014 , Practical Action

Poor people’s energy outlook 2014

To achieve universal energy access by 2030, a new energy narrative is needed. One which recognizes: the reality of energy poverty on the ground; the...
Millions of small-scale direct current (DC) renewable energy systems have been sold in un- and under-electrified (“off-grid”) parts of the developing...
The African Development Bank's (AfDB) Annual Meetings 2014 commenced in Kigali on May 19. A ministerial visit to healthcare centres in a rural area...