In Malawi, an estimated 97% of energy demand is met by the use of biomass, with the majority of that demand coming from households. Given the rapid rate at which Malawi’s population is growing, energy demand is putting significant pressure on Malawi’s forests, causing high rates of deforestation and forest degradation. Additionally, Malawi has low levels of electricity coverage with 32% urban electrification and only 4% rural electrification. Even in place connected to the grid, electricity is only intermittently available, due to underinvestment in the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM). Investment in clean energy remains limited, but there has been an increase in government support, particularly for improved cooking technologies.