The Alliance of Civil Society Organisations for Clean Energy Access is pleased to welcome Energy4Impact, HEDON, Mercy Corps and People, Energy & Environment Development Association (PEEDA) to the network.

Many ACCESS members worked together on a report, launched last month, Beyond coal – Scaling up clean energy to fight global poverty. The paper explores the role of energy in fighting poverty, arguing that:

  • More coal will not end energy poverty
  • Coal is given too much credit for the reduction of extreme poverty
  • Better energy options exist to lift people out of income poverty
  • More coal will entrench poverty.
Open The December 2016 Newsletter