Infographic: Worldwide energy access

Let’s look at a typical morning: you wake up to an alarm clock, turn on your lights to get dressed, and then start the coffee machine to make yourself a nice cup of joe before getting your day started. What do all of these morning routines have in common? They all require electricity. No biggie, right? But do you know that more than 1 billion people worldwide do not have access to electricity? A whopping 95 percent of these people reside in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

Many of us take our access to energy for granted, but we have an opportunity to do something to help those without. Check out this new infographic that Sustainable Energy for All has produced. From clean cooking solutions in Ethiopia to low cost solar technologies, there is a global effort pushing forth to create more access to electricity. With less than $50 billion a year and some group effort, we can have universal energy access by 2030!