Clean energy is "one of the greatest economic opportunities of all time," said John Kerry, U.S. secretary of state. "Access to energy is the essential ingredient of economic development. You can't create jobs in the dark," he said, adding combating climate change and reducing energy poverty are "two interconnected challenges that cannot be separated."

A new CPAN Policy Guide provides guidance for developing country policy makers and their advisers when considering the specific measures necessary to ensure that chronically poor people are included in efforts to deliver sustainable energy for all.

Reuters unwraps a new World Bank report that explores how global warming threatens developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia.

Two new reports found that developing countries invested a total of US$112 billion in renewable energy in 2012, up 19 percent from 2011.

A new World Bank program is helping developing countries map their renewable energy potential in a new way that produces rich, nationwide data.

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