10 reasons why energy privatisation fails

January 2015

One in five people globally live without electricity because they are unable to access it and millions more go without because they cannot afford to pay for it. Even in the UK, people are forced to choose between feeding their families and paying their energy bills.

Where people cannot access electricity at all, they are exposed to pollution from other fuels used for lighting and cooking. Access to modern communications is impossible and hours are spent, often by women and girls, on fuel collection. It is clear that we need new ways of meeting our energy needs without destroying the planet.

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