A new and detailed analysis from the International Energy Agency finds that the most cost-effective strategy for providing universal access to electricity and clean-cooking facilities in developing countries is compatible with meeting global climate goals, and prevents millions of premature deaths each year.

Funding to boost the numbers of people with access to electric power and clean cooking is too low to meet the global goal for everyone to have modern, reliable and affordable energy by 2030, intern

Universal access to electricity is deemed critical for improving living standards and indispensable for eradicating poverty and achieving sustainable development. In 2003, the 'Luz para Todos' (LpT—Light for All) program was launched aiming to universalize access to electricity in Brazil. The program focused on rural and isolated areas, also targeting to bring development to those regions along with electrification. This paper evaluates the results of the LpT program in improving socio-economic development in the poorest regions of Brazil.

The consent of gram sabha will not be mandatory for artificial regeneration of forests or plantation drives by the forest department, going by a latest draft of the Centre's compensatory afforestat

THE government has directed some of its institutions to start phasing out the use of charcoal as a source of cooking energy with immediate effect, a measure that is aimed at conserving environm

A thirty-year-old female refugee from the Central African Republic, Hawaou Hamadou makes a meal of stiff porridge on a clay stove fuelled by small briquettes.

KAMPALA - Cooks at a community kitchen in Kampala's Nakasero Hill business district are preparing a traditional breakfast of green bananas in offal sauce using a very untraditional means of cooking

ClimateCare is pleased to announce it has extended its partnership with stove manufacturer, Burn Manufacturing to widen access to affordable, energy efficient cooking stoves in Kenya.

As electricity becomes more costly, more families may turn to firewood and charcoal for heating and cooking, critics fear

ISLAMABAD, June 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Each winter, a familiar sight crops up in Islamabad and the nearby bustling city of Rawalpindi: people queuing outside firewood shops, waiting thei

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