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Developing Solutions

Alfred Ofosu Ahenkorah, Executive Secretary of the Ghana Energy Commission and REEEP Deputy Chair, and REEEP Director General Martin Hiller, write in UNEP's Our Planet about the challenge of balancing development priorities with environmental concerns in creating sustainable energy policies.

Poor People's Energy Outlook 2012

A lack of access to modern energy services negatively affects nearly a third of humanity. While poor people remain in darkness and ill health, there can be no escape from the vicious cycle of poverty. But how can this cycle be broken, and turned to one of increasing prosperity and economic and social development? To answer that question we must constantly improve our shared understanding of the scale, causes, and evolving solutions to the multiple dimensions of energy poverty.

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