Energy, whether it be in regard to poverty or transition, is essential to human life and society, naturally putting it at the forefront of the news.  The United Nations launched the Sustainable Energy for All initiative in 2012 (SE4 all); in

Innovation and Community-Shared Solar Power Are Key to Reducing Energy Poverty in Developed Grid Contexts Since 2012, every year 100 million people have gained access to electricity, most for the first time. With the cheapest energy in 60 countries coming from

Can you imagine a life without power? Turn on the light and nothing happens. Twist the thermostat up, well actually there is no thermostat. For 1.6 billion people, this isn’t an outage or a bad dream. It’s a way of life.

EDITOR’S NOTE:  THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY UN WOMEN AS PART OF THE SERIES “FROM WHERE I STAND”, WHICH CAPTURES PEOPLES STORIES AND THEIR DAILY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. SEE THE FULL SERIES HERE.  I used to struggle to work in

I had the pleasure to speak with Camille Van Gestel, the co-founder and CEO of WakaWaka, a global social enterprise that develops and sells portable solar products. Impakter is familiar with the great work that WakaWaka does, but this time we

A Closer Look at Solar for Life's Role Editor’s Note: This is the seventh piece in a collaborative series on the Sustainable Development Goals. See the introduction to the series here.  Goal 7, to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for

Globally, there are 1.2 billion people without access to electricity. This staggering figure evades most of us, but it is the face of an unfortunate reality -- energy poverty. Electricity needs to be affordable, sustainable, and available to all, a

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