Power for All outlines a path to universal energy access that leverages consumer choice, free markets, and private enterprise to deliver universal energy access in half the time and at a fraction of the cost of current trajectories.
The Energy Access Imperative
Power is fundamental to human and economic development. While the United Nations and a number of governments have identified universal energy access as an imperative, the current prospects seem dim: estimates anticipate it will take $700 billion and a quarter century to achieve. The financial costs are daunting and the opportunity costs are unacceptable.
The Power of Energy
There is a faster path to universal energy access: market-based distributed solutions that directly engage the energy impoverished in creating their own power and controlling their own destinies. Renewable, distributed and democratized energy can leapfrog traditional grid-centric approaches and deliver energy access in half the time and at a fraction of the cost.