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Electricity Access: Time for Smarter Subsidy

30 Nov 2017 | By William Brent
Access to reliable, affordable electricity is a public service and worldwide has always been supported by state funds. But over the past decade, in the absence of government awareness or support of decentralized renewable energy (DRE) solutions in Africa and South Asia, innovative private sector companies and civil society organizations have built a market largely on their own.

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Why Wait? Seizing the Energy Access Dividend

16 November 2017 | By Power for All and SEforALL
Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and Power for All commissioned the Overseas Development Institute to provide a model framework that will help decision-makers evaluate the economic, social and environmental benefits that households and countries can expect through accelerated access to decentralized electricity, such as solar home systems and mini-grids.