Rock band Linkin Park to promote clean energy issue

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) meets with members of the Grammy-winning alternative rock band, Linkin Park, at UN Headquarters

Three billion people in the world do not have access to electricity and mostly rely on traditional sources like biomass for cooking and heating, according to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The use of 'dirty energy sources' like charcoal, wood and dung has lead to 1.5 million premature deaths every year in poor countries, the UN says.

To raise the visibility of clean energy and gain support for his Sustainable Energy for all Initiative, Mr. Ban Ki-moon has solicited the help of popular rock band Linkin Park.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

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