Energy poverty affects over 1 billion people worldwide, stifling economic growth and social development.

Good Earth Power will harness clean and renewable energy technologies to deliver sustainable power solutions to those who need it most.

Since the industrial revolution, economic growth has largely been dependent on reliable access to electricity whether to drive industry, power commerce or light communities and schools.

Those without such access rely on traditional biomass to light their homes and cook. This leads to environmental degradation as people cut down trees for fuel, and health issues from indoor pollution and risk of fire.

All nations have relied on cheap fossil fuels in their development causing further environmental damage on a global scale.

We believe it is possible to leapfrog fossil fuel development and build a clean and sustainable energy infrastructure to drive rural electrification.

There are many renewable and clean energy technologies available today and more being continually developed. Good Earth Power focuses on immediate solutions that are robust, attainable, commercially viable and make a direct impact on local communities.
Facts of Power
  • There is currently no Millenium Development Goal specific to energy
  • 69% of people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity
  • 81% of people in sub-Saharan Africa rely on traditional biomass for cooking
  • At current projections, household pollution from the use of biomass in inefficient stoves, would lead to over 4000 premature deaths per day by 2030
  • To achieve universal access to modern energy buy 2030, $765Bln of additional investment is required which is less than 3% of projected global energy investment
Source: Energy Poverty: How to make Modern Energy Access Universal? IEA/UNDP/UNIDO, 2010
It is important to nurture any new ideas and initiatives which can make a difference for Africa.
WANGARI MAATHAI