Ending energy poverty

Energy access is fundamental to a dignified and productive life

Improving access to sufficient, affordable and clean energy helps alleviate poverty. 

We support countries to not only achieve universal energy access, as called for by Sustainable Development Goal 7, but to expand access to levels that are sufficient for productive uses: powering businesses, industrial activity, educational and health facilities, and more.  

Reliable energy systems are the cornerstone of modern economies that provide widespread opportunities for people. All high-income countries today have annual electricity consumption above 3,000 kWh per capita.  

Meanwhile, people need sufficient energy at home to store and cook food, to power appliances that reduce drudgery, to access information and connect with others, allowing them to live dignified and productive lives.