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Powering change in low-income energy markets

Emma Wilson, Ben Garside

Opinion paper, 2 pages

Market-based interventions to improve access to energy rarely benefit the poorest. Failure to understand local needs and preferences results in inappropriate goods and services and low uptake. This Opinion discusses how business can deliver low-carbon technologies to the ‘bottom billion’ and support sustainable development by working more closely with government agencies, development practitioners and local communities in designing and delivering products and services.

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