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One of the greatest challenges faced by developing countries is access to energy. An estimated 1.3 billion people lack access to electricity, and the lack of a reliable power source is often cited as the greatest burden on entrepreneurs in emerging markets. The United Nations, recognizing the importance of energy for wealth creation, has released the Poor People’s Energy Outlook 2012. According to the international governmental body, the key to progress in developing world energy will be to implement sustainable, decentralized systems with an emphasis on renewable energy, including biomass.