In 2014 the number of people who use traditional, solid fuels to cook rose slightly to 3.04 billion, indicating that efforts are lagging population growth (Photograph: Getty Images) More »»
Energy access is about providing modern energy services to everyone around the world. These services are defined as household access to electricity and clean cooking facilities (e.g. fuels and stoves that do not cause air pollution in houses).
The IEA brought together over 100 experts from 30 countries to provide strategic direction for a new WEO special report titled “Energy Access Outlook: from Poverty to Prosperity” More »»
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About energy access
Modern energy services are crucial to human well-being and to a country’s economic development; and yet globally 1.2 billion people are without access to electricity and more than 2.7 billion people are without clean cooking facilities. More than 95% of these people are either in sub-Saharan African or developing Asia, and around 80% are in rural areas.
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