If you can read this, you probably have access to affordable and reliable electricity all day, every day. 1.4 billion people around the world don’t.
We need to address the impacts of climate change by investing in innovations that will help power the world with carbon-free energy. At the same time, we must find ways to deliver affordable energy to people who don’t have access to electricity today so they can live healthier lives, build stronger communities, and find a path out of poverty.
In my travels, I’ve seen how lacking access to energy has impacted people’s lives, sometimes in surprising ways. But I’ve also seen how innovative and resourceful people can be in the toughest circumstances.