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The lack of access to modern energy services condemns billions of people in the developing world to live in absolute poverty. Today, almost one third of humanity have no lights in the evening, unhealthy cooking equipment, limited access to modern communications, inadequate education and health facilities and not enough power for their work and businesses.
While governments can help large utilities through effective policies and incentives, grid extension in rural areas is often not cost effective. Only 40% of the new energy provision required for universal access is likely to be by grid extension.