World Bank and UN Wednesday requested financial support to provide electricity in 42 poor countries, but excluded any investment in nuclear energy , AFP informs .
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, and UN Secretary General Ban Ki -moon , estimated between 600 and 800 billion dollars a year funding to achieve the goals set by 2030 : universal access to electricity and doubling the share access to renewable energy .
So far , the campaign has gathered just two billion dollars, money promised by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries , Bank of America and Norway. " We will show investors that sustainable energy is an opportunity not to be missed ," said Kim .
The World Bank is preparing plans for electrification in 42 countries , but will only invest in new energy sources . According to President Jim Yong Kim, " nuclear power is a political issue , the World Bank prefers to promote solar and wind energy ."