Poor people’s energy outlook
Practical Action has launched the Poor people’s energy outlook reports as a catalyst for a movement for change on energy access, and a source of information to support it.
Energy is vital to escape poverty. It can save time and improve health at home; help people earn a living and work their way out of poverty; and power community services, from schools and clinics to street lighting and libraries. However, right now, a third of the world’s population has no access to modern energy services. ‘Business as usual’ projections predict that the situation will be the same in 20 years’ time.
- 900 million people will not have access to electricity
- 3 billion people will still cook with traditional fuels
- More than 30 million people will have died due to smoke-related diseases
- Many hundreds of millions will be confined to poverty due to lack of energy access
Practical Action has launched the Poor people’s energy outlook reports as a catalyst for a movement for change on energy access, and a source of information to support it. This movement for change has as its focus the United Nation’s goal of universal energy access by 2030.
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There remains an urgent need to focus on what it will really take to deliver access to the 1.3 billion people still lacking access to modern energy services. The 2014 edition of the PPEO re-evaluates the key enabling role that energy plays in lifting people out of poverty, summarises key lessons ...Read more
People living without energy are denied the chance to work their way out of poverty. This truth lies at the heart of the 2012 report, 'Energy for earning a living', which analyses the different types of energy services that poor people need to earn a living.Read more
Poor people's energy outlook 2014
The 2014 edition of the PPEO looks back at three years of analysis and innovative approaches to defining energy access and addressing energy poverty as presented in previous PPEOs, to re-emphasise the key enabling role that energy plays in lifting people out of poverty, and the logic of and necessity to focus on efforts to boost the nascent decentralized energy sector rather than allowing the already well-established and well-funded conventional, grid-focused energy sector to continue to dominate efforts to expand energy access.
Perspectives énergétiques des populations pauvres 2014
L’édition 2014 de Perspectives énergétiques des populations pauvres (PEPP 2014) revient sur les trois années d'analyses et d'approches innovantes pour définir l’accès à l’énergie et s’adresser à la problématique de la pauvreté énergétique, présentées dans les éditions précédentes. Elle réaffirme l'importance jouée par l'énergie pour faire sortir les personnes de la pauvreté et la nécessité de se concentrer sur les efforts visant à stimuler le secteur naissant de l'énergie décentralisée, plutôt que de permettre au secteur d’énergie classique- déjà bien établi et bien financé, et focalisé sur l’électricité en réseau- de continuer à dominer les efforts visant à élargir l'accès de l'énergie.
Poor people's energy outlook 2014 (Arabic)
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Practical Actions' poor people's energy briefing series offers critical input into the fast moving and dynamic energy sector from the perspective of what matters for poor people. The series complements Practical Action's flagship Poor People’s Energy Outlook, which ...Read more