Decentralized renewable energy is the faster path to power for all

#PoweringJobs Electrifying Africa’s Labor Market

With more than 600 million people lacking access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa, off-grid renewable energy has the potential to transform economies and lift millions out of poverty. But green power can do something else, too: it can help solve the continent’s mounting unemployment crisis. A perspective by Mugo Kibati of M-KOPA and Gilles Vermot Desroches of Schneider Electric.

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2 billion people—almost a third of humanity—lack access to reliable energy. Power for All is a global coalition of 200 private and public organizations campaigning to deliver universal energy access before 2030 through the power of decentralized, renewable electricity.
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#PoweringJobs Forging better lives with solar in India

Blacksmiths and other craftsmen in rural India -- with the help of distributed solar power, local financing yet minimal innovation -- are creating a path to better livelihoods with the support of SELCO Foundation.

Articles Women #PoweringJobs in Senegal

Over 100 years ago, women pushed for the right to vote. Today, they are pushing for the right to energy. Nowhere is this more important than in West Africa, where 100 million women and girls live in energy poverty.

News & Announcements CNBC Africa: "How renewables could help solve Africa’s job crisis"

CNBC Africa highlights the #PoweringJobs campaign, spotlighting that distributed renewable energy solutions like home solar and green mini-grids can help solve Africa's job crisis.

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Economics 4 keys to unlock cheap micro-grid finance

To improve lender confidence and increase project financial attractiveness, micro-grid developers should reduce the risks of non-steady cash flows through four short-term actionable strategies

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Fact Sheets Fact Sheet: Jobs and Decentralized Renewable Energy

Globally, the decentralized renewable energy industry is expected to create at least 4.5 million direct jobs by 2030.

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Energy Policy Electricity access must be climate resilient

Given the speed and scale with which climate impacts are being felt around the globe, emerging economies—or any economy for that matter—no longer have the luxury of planning for their energy systems as though climate change doesn’t matter and won’t impact it in fundamental ways.

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