Information for G03233
Energy use and usage perceptions in the Niger Delta
This is a survey on energy use and usage perceptions in the Niger Delta, carried out on behalf of the SUNGAS project. The survey focused on three key stakeholder groups: local communities, civil society organisations and relevant government ministries, agencies and parastatals. The primary aim was to collect and collate information on the use of and access to energy.
One in five people around the world – 1.3 billion people – lack electricity to light their homes or run their businesses, while wealthy countries consume vast amounts of electricity every day. IIED’s energy team works to promote access to sustainable energy for the poorest communities and a more equitable consumption of energy resources. Energy access is an area of great inequity. Access to sustainable modern energy services underpins health, education and livelihoods and increases resilience to climate change – yet millions of people have no access to electricity and use dangerous and unhealthy fuels for lighting and cooking.
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