'Lighting for All' Scheme to Bring Clean Energy to 50 Million Asians

News Release | 29 October 2010

NEW DELHI, INDIA - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) have announced a "Lighting for All" platform to help provide clean and affordable electricity to 50 million people who currently rely on expensive and highly pollutant fuels for their lighting needs.

An estimated 800 million people in the Asia and Pacific region are not connected to distribution grids and must instead rely on inefficient,ineffective and expensive fuel-based alternatives such as biomass, kerosene, and diesel.