This research project aimed to validate the hypothesis that by combining affordable, energy-efficient, high-quality appliances with renewable energy systems that are designed for future compatibility and interoperability, we can create new ‘All Access Electrification Pathways.’
These pathways offer off-grid and weak-grid consumers multiple avenues to attain improved energy access. By standardizing critical aspects of the energy service value chain, beginning with cost-effective, top-quality, energy-efficient appliances and equipment, this approach can effectively reduce the public, private, and social costs associated with achieving Sustainable Development Goal 7. Consequently, it facilitates a more efficient conversion of both private and public sector investments into the realization of enhanced, expanded, and sustainable energy access.
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Keep it Cool: Harnessing Cold Storage to Reduce Food Loss & Support Sustainable Food Systems in Emerging Economies
This Efficiency for Access technology trend brief explores the role of cold storage in reducing food loss and enhancing food security, and highlights organizations that are pioneering these efforts.