Our world is going through major political changes
that cause some to cheer and others to cringe. We see populist and nationalist
movements challenging the growth of global trade. At times itís important to
step back to see the bigger world trends over many decades to see whatís really
is our global demographic mix:
|| 25 are 0-14
66 are 15-64
9 are 65+
The good news: the big social issues and
trends are all improving... and we make the case that access to
electricity is fundamental to modern society and these social gains.
Our World in Data shows us several global trends over the past 200 years. Remember that Thomas Edison first gave us light in the 1880s Ė– just 140 years ago!
Electricity has changed the world and vastly improved the human condition over the past century:
Our goal is
100% electrification -- because refrigeration, lighting, communication, clean
water are the basics required for a decent quality of life. Whatever your
political interests, we must join together to complete this goal.
In Partnership for the Planet,