Energy access is a basic requirement to achieve a decent standard of living and for nearly all productive economic activity. Without it you can’t charge a mobile phone, use the internet or store food or the coronavirus vaccine in a fridge.

Electricity is something many of us take for granted. Yet despite improvements over the past 20 years more than 800-million people worldwide still have no access to electricity, with more than eight in 10 of them living in countries affected by conflict and instability — so-called “fragile states”...

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