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Electrify Africa Act

President Obama and Private Investors Move $1 Billion Beyond the Grid

Justin Guay | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Justin Guay

And at the end of the day, this isn't just about climate, it's about 21st century technological progress.

Back to the Future: Africa's Mobile Revolution Should Inspire Rural Energy Solutions

Darius Mans | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Darius Mans

Access to power is a principal bottleneck to growth in Africa. Six hundred million Africans lack access to a power grid.

Energy Access and the True Cost of Fossil Fuel Projects in Africa

Doug Norlen | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
Doug Norlen

Last year President Obama launched Power Africa, an initiative to double access to power in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than two-thirds of the population is without electricity.

Fighting African Energy Poverty Without Serious Harm to the Environment

Romy Chevallier | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Romy Chevallier

There is no simple response to the development dilemma of providing increased energy access to the poorest, particularly in light of impending threats of climate change and increasing international pressure for all countries to reduce their overall global carbon emissions.

Electrifying Africa... But at What Cost to Africans?

Janet Redman | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green
Janet Redman

Two U.S. initiatives to provide Africans with electricity seem likely to lead to large, climate-polluting projects rather than the locally sourced renewable energy rural Africa needs.