• Subhes C. BhattacharyyaEmail author
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


This chapter introduces the research theme of the book and provides the relevant background for the work. The issue of energy access in general and electricity access in particular is presented and the developmental consequences of lack of electricity access are discussed. The purpose of the book and a brief introduction to subsequent chapters completes the chapter.


Human Development Index Diesel Generator Energy Access Electricity Service Rural Electrification 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Professor of Energy Economics and Policy, Institute of Energy and Sustainable DevelopmentDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK

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