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Share of solid biomass in residential energy use by selected region in the NPS

The number of people without access to clean cooking facilities is projected to decrease by only 200 million by 2030, a reduction of 14%, as uptake struggles to keep pace with population growth in many countries. Of those that gain access, three-quarters do so via LPG cookstoves, mainly in urban areas because of the relative ease of establishing fuel supply networks.

In rural areas, the most common route to access is via improved biomass cookstoves: solid biomass remains a major fuel for residential use in WEO projections. Developing countries in Asia, despite reaching almost universal electrification, still have more than 1.5 billion people without clean cooking access in 2030, over one-third of the population at that time. In sub-Saharan Africa, the switch is not rapid enough to keep up with the rise in population, and so the number of people without access increases by 2030, to over 800 million, before starting a gradual decline by 2040.

Source: World Energy Outlook 2016

30 November 2016

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