There is well in excess of one billion people on earth that do not have a connection to a national electricity grid. As a result of this millions of pounds worth of harmful fossil fuels are burnt to generate heat and light. If electricity was available in the areas where these fossil fuels are burned then our planet would be a much cleaner place.
As a result of certain places not having any access to an electrical grid, children are not learning as fast, CO2 is emitted in mass amount and the nations are not developing. This infographic gives you a little bit of insight to just how bad this problem.