“We’re making progress, but must work faster to reach sustainable energy for all goals by 2030.” This recent Tweet from the World Bank sums up where the global community stands with its mission of eradicating energy poverty, i.e. providing electricity to 1.1 billion people over the next 14 years.

First, the good news. “Universal energy access” – ensuring modern, clean, affordable energy to every person on the planet – has never had more attention than it does today. Money is increasingly flowing to countries, companies and civil society organizations working to end energy poverty.

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