Are Global Goals to End Energy Poverty by 2030 Doomed With a Centralized Approach?

By [email protected] Global efforts to end energy poverty by 2030 are likely to fail if development agencies do not change their investment strategies soon, say advocates of a new development model.

Currently, organizations such as the World Bank are backing the creation of Western-style centralized power plants and large distribution networks to bring electricity to around 2 billion people without access to reliable energy supplies.

But these infrastructure projects take too long and are too costly to achieve a United Nations’ goal of ending energy poverty by 2030, according to William Brent, director of communications at Power for All, an international coalition of

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