It’s always those who can least afford it who will suffer most from energy poverty. We see that in developed countries as well. We see movie stars and ex-politicians in private jets and households with the carbon footprint of a small town telling us that we have cut our showers short and that choosing between heating or eating builds resilience. Poor countries are poor for many reasons – one of them is very poor energy infrastructure making it very expensive. making that worse by making it even more expensive and unreliable on top is a crime.
It is time that developing economies stop experimenting with proven failures like wind and solar and start developing infrastructure that can address international price volatility.