1.2 billion people
around the world without access to basic electricity for things like lighting, food preparation and storage.
Of these 1.2 billion people without access to electricity,
come from rural areas and
come from Africa.
The World Health Organization estimates that
deaths a year are caused by household air pollution resulting from the combustion of fuels, such as wood, charcoal and kerosene.
The world relied on renewable sources of energy for
of its supply in 2012 and
in 2013. The International Energy Agency projects that this number will grow to
The world's population is projected to grow by
, while electrification is projected to decline by
World Health Organization
World Energy Outlook