Access to Energy
Globally, 759 million people – 1 out of 10 – do not have access to electricity to light their homes, refrigerate their food, or keep cool in rising temperatures. Around 2.6 billion people have to rely on dirty biomass fuels such as charcoal, coal and animal waste for cooking (SEforALL, 2020).
Solutions exist in the form of decentralized solar (among other renewables) for electricity, and clean cooking options range from improved biomass to LPG (Liquified Petroleum Gas). Strong energy access programs don’t just provide electricity or fuel for cooking, they unlock deep social impact – often with surprising results.