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Associated Press: New Global Commission To End Energy Poverty Report Calls For Urgent Action

The Global Commission to End Energy Poverty (GCEEP) today publishes its 2020 Report: Electricity Access, calling for urgent action on increasing energy access for the unconnected and the underserved as part of an inclusive economic recovery.

The report argues that the coronavirus crisis presents new imperatives to accelerate progress toward a more sustainable and equitable energy future as governments invest in economic stimulus and recovery. It also highlights the need for substantial private sector participation, due to the sizable investments needed to achieve full electrification.

The Commission calls for the adoption of an Integrated Distribution Framework (IDF) in which the right blend of grid-based and distributed renewable technologies are advanced in a coordinated manner to achieve universal, productive-use electrification more quickly and more cost-effectively.

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