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Asia Improved access to finance can boost electricity access for rural healthcare in India

Electricity is a basic infrastructure requirement for any healthcare unit. But in developing geographies like India and some East African countries, not all healthcare institutions have access to electricity. As per government records, 50% of sub-centres in some states of India were not connected to the grid. Non-government hospitals that serve the hinterlands often must rely on diesel generators owing to voltage fluctuations and outages that sometimes last for weeks. While renewable energy (RE) technology is available, it requires capital investments which many institutions do not have. Thus, access to clean electricity also includes access to affordable finance.

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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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Videos 25x25: Ending energy poverty faster

The 25x25 Electricity Access Acceleration Collaborative will work to bring decentralized renewable energy to 25 emerging economies, with an aim to ending energy poverty in those countries by 2025.

Press Releases Solar Veteran Adam Browning Joins Power for All Board of Directors

Power for All is pleased to announce that Adam Browning, the co-founder and Executive Director of Vote Solar, has joined its Board of Directors.

Campaign Updates Campaign Update: January 2020

We participated in the launch of the Sustainable Energy Jobs Platform at the IRENA’s 10th General Assembly in Abu Dhabi. Also learn about our participation in upcoming events in India and Nairobi.

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Asia Improved access to finance can boost electricity access for rural healthcare in India

Electricity is a basic infrastructure requirement for any healthcare unit. But in developing geographies like India and some East African countries, not all healthcare institutions have access to electricity. As per government records, 50% of sub-centres in some states of India were not connected to the grid. Non-government hospitals that serve the hinterlands often must rely on diesel generators owing to voltage fluctuations and outages that sometimes last for weeks. While renewable energy (RE) technology is available, it requires capital investments which many institutions do not have. Thus, access to clean electricity also includes access to affordable finance.

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Calls to Action Policy Brief: Action Agenda to Build the Workforce & Skills needed for Universal Energy Access

Power for All released Powering Jobs Census 2019: the Energy Access Workforce, the first annual jobs census measuring employment from decentralized renewables for rural electrification in Africa and Asia. This policy brief draws out key messages and evidence on how employment can be fostered through the decentralized renewable energy sector, and provides recommendations for policy-makers.

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Energy Policy SDG7 needs greater South-South cooperation

As the United Nations gathers in New York to deliberate climate action and the sustainable development goals (SDGs), including SDG7, we must ask ourselves: how is the Global South best served?

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