Access to Energy
Bringing electricity to everyone

For hundreds of millions of people, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, electricity is still a dream far in the horizon. But access to clean energy at an affordable cost is one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. Bringing electricity to everyone is possible, if there is a concerted effort, and the idea that It's Now or Never. Bringing electricity to everyone is possible if there is a concerted effort between governments, international associations, businesses and citizens. After all, It's Now or Never.

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Do you know that 789 million people in the world, about 10% of the world's population, still live without access to energy?

Now or Never

A podcast that discusses the present and seeks solutions for a more sustainable future

  • Catarina Barreiros

    Graduated with a major in Architecture and with a master's degree in Management, she was a fashion stylist and worked in Digital Marketing, in a luxury product company, and in a pharmaceutical company. The documentary Cowspiracy and a conference on Zero Waste generated the first concerns with sustainability. She created the blog Do Zero and today seeks to live with the minimal ecological footprint possible.

  • Luís Matos Martins

    CEO of Creative Territories and Chairman of TESE. With a degree in Finance and a master's degree in Marketing from ISCTE, he was General Director of DNA Cascais and Audax, and Chairman of the Teclabs Board of Directors. He is now a university lecturer, president of ALER's General Assembly, founder of Science4You and member of the Advisory Board of several startups incubators.

  • Guilherme Collares Pereira

    Graduated in Management and Marketing from ISCTE, Guilherme Collares Pereira joined EDP in 2007, through the EDP Foundation, where he became responsible for the area of social innovation. Since 2013 he has been the director of international relations and of the Access2Energy Fund, at EDP Renováveis, a position that has also led him to assume representative positions in associations such as ARE, ALER, Eurelectric and the Luso-Mexican Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He was appointed as ODS 7 Ambassador by UMN Global Compact.

Generation Zero

A web series that highlights Portuguese families with inspirational sustainable practices

Lisa Assunção was born in Gabon, but still a baby, she moved to São Tomé and Príncipe, where she lived until she was a teenager. It was the desire for a better life that brought her to Portugal. She came alone to study, and even today she recalls that, besides the cold weather, the strongest impact of arriving in Portugal was to see cities where there was light all night long. After all, in São Tomé, at night the lights were turned off and electricity failed several times almost every week, which forced her to study with an oil lamp. Today, she lives in Portugal and it is here that she wants her three children and her younger sister, who has since moved to Lisbon, to build their future. The importance of Access to Energy must be everyone's cause. Get inspired by this story and start contributing to make a difference. Do you accept the challenge?