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Ending Energy Poverty

November 11, 2015

Globally, around 1.1 billion people still do not have access to electricity. About 2.9 billion use solid fuels—wood, charcoal, coal, and dung—for cooking and heating. There are many reasons for energy poverty—ranging from remote populations; untapped renewable energy; inefficient utilities; perceived investment risks; unhealthy cookstoves. The World Bank Group is working with countries to help overcome these challenges. #EndEnergyPoverty