Thursday, July 25, 2013

Africa Energy Developers Electrified by Obama Initiative

Power Africa Spurs Projects to End Energy Poverty

The Obama administration's Power Africa initiative promises to improve the lives of millions of people.

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Energy poverty is a global problem. Access to energy is crucial to meet basic household needs, deliver public services, and generate income.

Despite the efforts of the international community, less than 10 percent of Sub-Saharan rural households have access to electricity. Overall, the access rate across the region is only about 29%.