How to Feed the World’s Energy Poor
This week’s topic: Some 1.5 billion people around the world live without electricity, another 1 billion people have unreliable power, and nearly half the global population relies on unhealthy and polluting wood, charcoal, and dung stoves for cooking. If energy services are delivered to them in the same fossil-intensive mix that has fueled the developed world, the increase in carbon emissions will be overwhelming and will negate any reductions to which developed countries agree. However, access to energy is needed to lift these people out of poverty and improve their quality of life. How can we spread the benefits of energy to those in developing countries while protecting the planet we share?
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