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Universal Energy Access By 2030 Compatible With Meeting Global Climate Goals

October 20, 2017

A new analysis from the International Energy Agency has found that the most cost-effective strategy for bringing universal energy access to developing countries is also compatible with meeting global climate goals.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) published its new Energy Access Outlook: from Poverty to Prosperity report this week, part of the World Energy Outlook-2017 series of reports, providing what IEA describes as “a first-of-its-kind historical analysis” of 140 countries showing that the number of people without access to electricity fell to 1.1 billion in 2016, down from 1.6 billion in 2000, and is on track to decline to only 674 million by 2030.

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