ENE research aims to explicitly assess the current energy use patterns of households in regions with the most acute lack of access to modern energy services, such as the countries of sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Pacific Asia, where much cooking still takes place on open fires fueled by wood, dung, or other biomass, and many in rural areas are still unconnected to an electricity supply.
In 2010 ENE completed a global assessment of the costs of attaining an almost universal access target for household electricity and clean cooking by 2030 and the ensuing health benefits. The assessment was undertaken through a bottom-up, detailed, and highly heterogeneous analysis of household access to energy and its consumption in the three regions mentioned. The MESSAGE-Access model was used to explore different energy scenarios, cost estimates, policy levers, that could be used to accelerate the household energy transition, and also its potential impacts. The results are visualized in the Energy Access interactive tool.
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