Energy for what? A look at users, uses, needs and solutions

Numminen, S. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation types › Public or invited talk


People need energy and fuels for running their businesses and satisfying their very basic needs. What different options people have when energy infrastructures are fragmented, and energy provision unreliable, inadequate or too expensive? For example, cold storage for agricultural products would be practical for millions of poor farmers, but electric fridges cannot always be run due to long blackouts. A barber might need just lighting. Women in rural India, who are often responsible for household chores, need energy for cooking. Sini takes an energy-needs approach and presents both traditional energy use examples as well as solar energy entrepreneurs’ new solutions from rural India.
Period27 Nov 2020
Event titleAalto Sustainability Talks: Access to affordable and clean energy for all
Event typeSeminar
LocationEspoo, Finland
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • energy access
  • clean cooking
  • SDGs
  • energy practice
  • chulha
  • energy access metrics