Global Facility On Mini-Grids: Accelerating Electricity Access for the Rural Poor

The World Bank explains how mini-grids are accelerating electricity access for the rural poor and describes programs and funding to help. The World Bank will delve deeper into the topic at "Upscaling Mini Grids for Least Cost and Timely Access to Electricity Services," which will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on May 23-27. About 1.2 billion people … [Read more...]

More Light with Less Energy: How Energy Efficiency Can Fast-Track Energy Access Goals

A study of some recent World Bank projects shows that factoring in energy efficiency considerations can help accelerate global efforts to deliver modern energy services to those who need it most. Communicating the benefits of integrating efficiency into energy access projects, encouraging wide use of quality energy efficient products, and … [Read more...]