Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Access to light, ventilation, affordable, & efficient energy is critical to improving the quality of life & productivity of the poor, especially women who spend majority of their time indoors, working on household chores, or engaged in livelihood activities. However access to legal electricity in informal settlements is often hampered due to lack of inclusive, pro-poor service delivery models. Awareness about energy efficient products is also limited. The poor are thus often led to the mercy of illegal service providers and inefficient energy sources thereby paying high energy costs. Poor building quality in slums with non existent/ improper ventilation further creates stuffy and hot conditions and further contributes to high energy consumption. This document explains how MHT, under its energy program promotes technological and process innovations towards energy security for the poor.