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Business Solutions to Enable Energy Access for All

ANDE and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) are hosting an event, Business Solutions to Enable Energy Access for All.

About 1.3 billion people around the world have no access to electricity and 2.7 billion people rely on traditional biomass for cooking and heating. Up to a billion more have access only to unreliable electricity networks. Lack of access to energy is a major barrier to economic and social progress and must be overcome to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

Business is a critical actor in addressing global energy challenges. Business is a primary solution provider, bringing to the table innovative products and services, efficient service delivery, essential technologies, management and technical capabilities, and financial resources.

Many companies see energy access as a strategic driver for expanding businesses in emerging and low-income countries. There is an approximately $500 billion/year potential market for supplying energy services to the four billion people at the ‘base of the pyramid’ and an addition $1 trillion market of investments in new infrastructure, equipment and supporting management services needed by to achieve universal household access to energy by 2030.

Learn what leading companies are doing to scale up access to clean energy in developing countries, how they are tackling the associated challenges, and their perspective on the role of public policy, regulation and financing to catalyze business investment in clean energy access.

Featured Speakers:

  • Amy Ehlers, Novozymes
  • Ben Good, GVEP International
  • Paul Loeffelman, American Electric Power
  • Radha Muthiah, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
  • Bernard Saincy, GDF SUEZ
  • Sagun Saxena, CleanStar Ventures
  • Sam Tumiwa, Asian Development Bank
     
    Moderated by Matthew Lynch, WBCSD and Jenny Everett, ANDE

Presentations from the event can be found here.

By invitation only.

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About 1.3 billion people around the world have no access to electricity and 2.7 billion people rely on traditional biomass for cooking and heating. Up to a billion more have access only to unreliable electricity networks.

Event information
Date
Tue Feb 21, 2012
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Location
Washington, DC, United States