The generation and consumption of clean energy is an issue central to many of The Rockefeller Foundation’s initiatives – in particular, the relationship between a lack of access to energy and rural poverty rates around the world. Around the world, approximately 1.3 billion people lack access to reliable, affordable means of electricity, particularly in rural and impoverished areas. Building off the global momentum among stakeholders to bring sustainable energy to all, we’re working to expand rural electrification in an environmentally and economically sustainable way and catalyze long-term economic growth, beginning in India.
How can we bring clean electricity to the 1.3 billion people without it?
Just as agricultural productivity held the key to progress in the 20th century, we know that in the 21st…, President, The Rockefeller Foundation, 2005 – 2017 President Emerita, University of Pennsylvania
The issue of electricity access is not unknown to national governments and there are many programs in place…, Associate Director, The Rockefeller Foundation