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Energy Poverty: How to Make Modern Energy Access Universal (Special Early Excerpt of the World Energy Outlook 2010 for the UN General Assembly on the Millennium Development Goals)

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This report details the strategies needed to provide universal electricity access by the end of 2030. Small, stand-alone renewable energy technologies can often meet electricity needs of rural communities less expensively than centralised grid solutions can. By 2030, 75% of rural electrification will likely come from micro-grid projects with renewable power sources.