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Energy access transforms lives
Despite the availability of technical solutions, 1.3 billion people are still without any form of electricity and 3 billion people still cook over open fires.
Practical Action provides practical power: renewable, locally-sourced sustainable energy solutions which lift people out of poverty.
- Energy enables people to work their way out of poverty.
- Energy provides better access to education and other basic services.
- Energy improves health and wellbeing, especially for women and children.
Practical Action’s energy projects provide...
- access to electricity (via solar, wind and micro hydro power)
- more efficient stoves that require less fuel and generate less smoke
- more job opportunities for local people
Practical Action is committed to Total Energy Access, because we know from our work on the ground that energy is a powerful solution to poverty.
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Practical Action aims to increase poor people's access to energy, through improving the efficiency of stoves, and through small-scale, low-cost, off-grid electricity supply.
We work closely with communities to help them develop technical improvements, such as low cost cooking stoves to improve upon the traditional three-stone cooking fires, and to reduce indoor air pollution by developing smoke hoods.