# What percentage of the world's population does not have electricity?

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"Some 1.6 billion people, about one quarter of the world?s population,
live in rural areas of the developing world, mainly in South Asia and
sub-Saharan Africa where rapid urban migration and population growth
will occur over the next

Source: IEA, "The Developing World and the Electricity Challenge,"
Jan. 2005, http://www.iea.org/Textbase/work/2005/poverty/blurb.pdf.

Of course, this is only an estimate. An undated Greenpeace document
puts the figure for people without access to electricity at "more than
2 billion."

Source: Greenpeace, "Solar Generation: electricity for over 1 billion
people and 2 million jobs by 2020,"
http://www.greenpeace.org/~climate/climatecountdown/solargeneration/solargenback.pdf.
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# What percentage of the world's population has no electricity?

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