International Energy and Poverty

International Energy and Poverty

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Around 2.8 billion people globally, also known as the qOther Thirdq or qenergy poorq, have little or no access to beneficial energy that meets their needs for cooking, heating, water, sanitation, illumination, transportation, or basic mechanical power. This book uniquely integrates the hitherto segmented and fragmented approaches to the challenge of access to energy. It provides theoretical, philosophical and practical analysis of energy for the low energy (non-hydrocarbon based) Other Third of the world, and how the unmet needs of the energy poor might be satisfied. It comprehensively addresses the range of issues relating to energy justice and energy access for all, including affordable - sustainable energy technologies (ASETs). The book breaks new ground by crafting a unified and cohesive framework for analysis and action that explains the factual and socio-political phenomenon of the energy poor, and demonstrates why clean energy is a primary determinant of their human progress. This is a must-read for all scholars, students, professionals and policy makers working on energy policy, poverty, and sustainable energy technologies.A study by Wyche and Murphy compares two commercial manual mobile phone charging products, the FreePlay Companion hand-crank powered cell phone charger (which comes with an integrated LED flashlight and radio) and the Nokia DC-14 Bicycle Charger Kit. ... ICT technologies increasingly play a critical role in providing electricity, monitoring its 282 Sarah Revi Sterling and Matt Hulse.

Title:International Energy and Poverty
Author:Lakshman Guruswamy
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-08-20


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