energy poverty

Energy poverty

In modern day, a moment in time without electricity is beyond imagination. From toys to train, it’s the motive force behind. But there are countries across the world which lacks access to electricity and its services. Naturally, third world courtiers find place in this group.

Energy Poverty Action [ World Economic Forum,]  high lights  availability at affordable arte  is a prime requirement   to modern life  and  essential for economic growth. In the developing countries, energy poverty is still common.  And a study of United Nation reveals about 1.1 billion people still find electricity as a luxury commodity. On the other hand an American or Canadian home use more than twenty times a Nigerian family consumes, a decade ago. The gap is still diverging despite of various activities funded by the UN and even with rural electrification programs.Povery and energy poverty move in tandem and their solutions are similar in nature. Here are some countries with pitiable power position.

1. Tanzania is in giant long for of electricity and only 15 % of its inhabitants have access to electricity. However, the nation show off of having many sources from biomass, solar, wind, coal, geothermal, natural gas etc

2. Niger (14% of population) has its inhabitants dwell in rural areas mainly, most of which are without electricity. Majority lacks the cleanest form of energy source in their life.

3. Sierra Leone (14% of population) With the assistance from World Bank, this country is now stepping slowly to overcome darkness that spreads across all walks of life.

4. Burkina Faso (13% of population) World Bank approved a $50 million assistance the country in its electricity supply development project.

5. Central African Republic has only 11% of its population supplied with electricity. The main issue of this country is the law and order situation.

6. Liberia There also has a short supply of electrical energy, and only 10% of its population has electricity.

7. Malawi (10% of population)Lack of power sector development is the major issue behind power shortage of this country.

8. Burundi (7% of population)90% of its whole inhabitants dwell in rural areas, only a small percent there enjoy the benefits of electricity.

9. Chad (6. % of population) has a shortage of infrastructure to supply much required rural electricity, and only 6. % of its population has access to the energy commodity. This country has poor transmission capacity.

10. South Sudan has only 5. % of its population enjoying access to electricity. The infrastructure development is the key issue behind the shortage of electricity in this country.

The following are other few countries which has poor source for electricity, Haiti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Benin, Nepal, Nicaragua etc.

On other hand the following Countries use electricity heavily. Iceland, Norway, Bahrain, Qatar, Canada, Kuwait, Finland, Luxembourg, Sweden, United States.

India do not come in either group with 65% have access to electricity. With Decentralized Distributed Generation, India expects to achieve 100% electricity by 2020, though this milestone has been shifted by more than five occasions earlier. Power theft is rampant is third world countries. A study shoes that stealing electricity is common in countries with poor governace.South Asian countries are examples of this category. Another example is the regular civic election period when political parties appease common man and support all their criminal activity of pilfering electricity, as politicians never want to lose their vote bank.80% of inhabitants who do not have the pleasure of enjoying electricity and its usefulness belong to rural category across the world. Even for those countries with electricity, unterrupted power supply is rare as redundancy of supply source is very limited. Thus the energy world is further divided into those countries with stable electricity distribution Grid and others with electricity distribution only titular.

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