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Poor People's Energy Outlook 2012

Energy for Earning a Living

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Poor People's Energy Outlook 2012
ISBN: 9781853397318
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  • Synopsis
    Access to energy is essential for poor people to earn a decent living, to work their way out of the vicious cycle of poverty and subsistence. Whether you earn off the land, from a small business, through a job in a larger enterprise or through the supply of energy itself, energy is important. Poor People’s Energy Outlook 2012 examines the linkages between energy access and better opportunities for earning a living, while recognising that there are many barriers which must be overcome on the path from improved energy access to increased incomes. This second report in the PPEO series also revisits the definition of energy access reintroducing the concept of Total Energy Access as a progressive framework to measure how people use energy in a healthy and productive way. The complementary Energy Supply Index encompasses how people make incremental improvements to the quality of their energy supply. The Energy Access Ecosystem approach is presented, describing the interconnected web of organizations working on energy access and the system of which they are a part.. PPEO 2012 will be of interest to anyone seeking to better understand energy access and its role in development at a human scale. It should be required reading for the international energy sector and programme planners at national and local levels.
  • Table of Contents
    Prelims (Foreword , Acknowledgements, Executive summary)
    1. Introduction
    2. Energy for earning a living
    3. People’s experience of energy
    4. Framework for action
    Back Matter (Annex 1. Total Energy Access questionnaire, References)
  • Endorsements
    ‘It’s great to see such a clear voice coming out of Practical Action on behalf of the poor – I pray the world listens!’ Abeeku Brew-Hammond, Director, The Energy Centre, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana ‘Defining and measuring energy poverty is absolutely vital to effectively address the issues and ultimately improve lives in a long-term, sustainable manner; but it isn’t necessarily an easy thing to do. The PPEO tackles this challenge in an informed, professional, and highly useful manner. It is a book worth reading.’ Samuel N. Shiroff, Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH, Munich, Germany ‘The PPEO 2012 is a valuable contribution to better understanding the links between access to energy services and economic development.’ Morgan Bazilian, Special Advisor on global energy issues, UNIDO and UN-Energy ‘The approach is valuable and leads us towards a better understanding of the myriad dimensions of the lack of energy access experienced by the developing world.’ Dr Priyadarshini Karve, Appropriate Rural Technology Institute (ARTI), India ‘The Poor People’s Energy Outlook will definitely contribute to the debate and actions towards addressing the needs of the energy poor.’ Stephen Gitonga, Policy Advisor (Energy) at United Nations Development Programme
  • Details
    Sub Title Energy for Earning a Living
    Author No
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    Number of Pages 108