Energy consumption, in all its many forms, enables everything from how we live, eat and move, to how we work and communicate. Greater energy use is also needed to end poverty and boost incomes around the world. That’s why the UN SDG7 to reach “access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all” by 2030 is a wonderful vision.

The UN’s goal is especially salient across Africa where nearly all people live in energy poverty – energy is too costly, too unreliable or simply unavailable. Yet confusion over what is meant by “affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern” when it comes to energy is hampering progress against poverty and short-changing hundreds of millions of Africans.

Here are the five big mistakes we are currently making:

1. Access: equating it with just household electricity

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