Electricity: 1.3 billion people without access

Worldwide 1.3 billion people – a population equivalent to that of the entire OECD – continue to live without access to electricity. According to IEA (Internationa energy agency) 2014 report, nearly 97% of those without access to electricity live in sub-Saharan Africa and developing Asia. Data refer to 2012. The largest populations without electricity are: India (304 millions), Nigeria (93 millions), Ethiopia (70 million), Bangladesh (62 millions), Democratic Republic of Congo (60 millions) and Indonesia (60 millions).

In sub-Saharan Africa, cause of rapid population growth,  the number of people without electricity has been revised up by 22 million from

Interesting data from China: 3 millions without electricity.

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