Powering economic and social development through affordable, reliable, and sustainable modern energy services.
Billions of people around the world lack access to clean and reliable energy sources. Energy sector reforms improve access and efficiency while reducing emissions and costs, powering development.
Integrating Environmental Protection and Social Inclusion when Designing and Implementing Energy Infrastructure Projects
BIODIVERSITYLINKS.ORG – This report highlights the state of knowledge on interactions between energy infrastructure and the environment. Governments, regulators, and utilities are investing in new infrastructure to meet growing energy needs, but many projects fail to adequately consider broader environmental and social sustainability goals.
While more than a billion people have gained access to electricity since 2010, and prices for clean energy technology have fallen dramatically in recent years, more than 733 million people worldwide still lacked access as of 2020, and many more suffer from poor service quality, including frequent and long power outages.
Today, many developing countries are in the process of creating policy, legal and regulatory frameworks necessary to attract private investment in clean energy, increase energy efficiency, and expand access. USAID works with these countries across all aspects of the energy sector to build strong systems that can power global economic and social development.