October 18, 2011

The Worst Kind of Poverty: Energy Poverty

Brian Walsh, Time


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I want you to try to imagine what it's like to live without electricity. It's boring, for one thing — no television, no MP3 player, no video games. And it's lonely and disconnected as well — no computer, no Internet, no mobile phone. You can read books, of course — but at night you won't have light, other than the flicker of firewood. And about that firewood — you or someone in your family had to gather it during the day, taking you away from more productive work or schooling, and in some parts of the world, exposing you to danger. . .

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TAGGED: electric generation, electricity, International Energy Agency, energy outlook, global energy consumption, energy poverty, Time Magazine

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