The Solvable Problem of Energy Poverty
Spread of Electricity Need Not Harm Climate, says UN Report
Photograph by Lynn Johnson, National Geographic
Published September 21, 2010
The United Nations’ goals for fighting extreme poverty—an effort being assessed at a summit this week in New York—will fall short unless nations also work to bring electricity and modern, safe cooking technology to the billions of “energy-poor” people around the globe, a new report says.
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