Off-grid renewable energy access to modern energy for remote rural communities and refugee camps Energy for social and economic use contributing to health, education, farming and business Access to clean cooking fuels improving women’s health and well-being. Between now and 2020, our work on energy access will focus on: The need Access to energy has the power to transform lives, yet one billion people still live without electricity and over 4 million people die every year as a result of cooking over open fires. A reliable electricity supply allows families living in poverty to become financially self-sufficient and improve their health, education and wellbeing. Why Practical Action? For over 25 years we have worked with remote local communities where access to grid electricity may still be generations away. Working with them to find sustainable solutions, our projects have provided chimneys, clean stoves and renewable energy. The needs of the one billion people without electricity are our focus, and energy for everyone is achievable - but we can’t do this on our own. Our Poor People’s Energy Outlook reports have shifted global thinking around the social, financial and technical conditions required for success and we are recognised as leaders for research, policy and practical advice across the world. The difference we will make Between 2017 and 2020 we aim to work directly with 2.5m people helping them to access energy and lift themselves out of poverty. Energy access