Access to sustainable energy: what role for international oil and gas companies?
Development experts agree that ensuring access to sustainable modern energy services is critical to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Some 2.4 billion people still use traditional biomass fuels for cooking, often facing the risk of indoor air pollution, while about 1.6 billion people have no access to electricity. This report explores how international oil and gas companies can contribute to tackling energy poverty in the regions where they operate. There is a growing business case for this, including the need to mitigate political and social risks, address community expectations and secure future investment opportunities with host governments. Oil and gas companies can