How Do We Solve Energy Poverty?

How Do We Solve Energy Poverty?

Each year, human civilization consumes some 14 terawatts of power, mostly provided by burning the fossilized sunshine known as coal, oil and natural gas. That’s 2,000 watts for every man, woman and child on the planet. Of course, power isn’t exactly distributed that way. In fact, roughly two billion people lack reliable access to modern energy–whether fossil fuels or electricity–and largely rely on burning charcoal, dung or wood for light, heat and cooking. [More]

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