energy equality poverty

Energy poverty in a single graphic

A couple of weeks ago I posted a striking graphic about energy poverty from the Center for Global Development. Here’s another from the same set of graphics:


A third of the world’s population doesn’t have access to cheap energy. Progress is so slow that unless things speed up considerably, there will still be  900 million people without electricity in 2030. Providing clean, reliable electricity to those without it is one of the big challenges of this century. For more on how that can be done, see Practical Action’s work on Total Energy Access.

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