Off-grid renewables: the sustainable route to 100% global electricity access
For those of us living with electricity, it is easy to forget the social and economic impact of going without.
Power shortages cut economic growth by 2% to 4% annually. Households without electricity pay 60 to 80 times more per kilowatt-hour for energy-related products - like charcoal, candles and kerosene - than people in New York or London.
Health clinics without electricity struggle to refrigerate medicine and exposure to smoke from wood-fired cook stoves cause more than 4 million premature deaths each year.
Great strides have been made in recent decades to increase global access to... read more
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