On the 19th January 2012, Chief Economist of the IEA Dr Fatih Birol gave yet another eye-opening address to delegates at the Imperial College Grantham Institute, London, as part of his World Energy Outlook (WEO) tour. Dr Birol expressed a keen concern for alleviating energy poverty which of course is no easy challenge. As western and some industrialising economies worldwide are grappling with climate change targets while trying to pull themselves out of recession, 1.3 billion people worldwide are lacking access to any form of electricity supply. Access to energy is one of the key determinants that pulls . . .