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Integrating renewable energy into resilient livelihoods – Christian Aid’s experience

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Integrating renewable energy into resilient livelihoods – Christian Aid’s experience
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Richard Ewbank
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Lack of access to energy is both a major cause of poverty and a major constraint to increasing the resilience of the most vulnerable livelihoods. With central grid connectivity at low levels in India and especially Africa, small-scale renewable energy technologies have the potential to provide much needed power for both household and livelihood use. Christian Aid’s work on both continents has sought to link with private sector expertise to increase access, especially of those usually bypassed by the market. Impacts include community empowerment, reduced costs of energy, increased returns to local retailers, and better quality of domestic lighting and indoor air. The vast scale of fossil fuel subsidies has been internationally highlighted in both driving up greenhouse gas emissions and failing the poor. These should be urgently redirected to renewable energy development and expansion.
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Christian Aid
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61
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Technologies
051 Solar
Service type
032 Heating
022 Lighting
Project design
023 Delivery models
Replicability And Upscaling
Marketing
Themes
Climate change
Location: continent
Asia
Africa
Location: asian countries
India
Location: African countries
Kenya
Keywords
Small-scale renewable energy    Cost-effectiveness    Reliability and consumer preference    Fossil-fuel subsidies    Renewable energy toolkit   

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