Deploying Off-Grid Technology to Eradicate Energy Poverty

@article{Sovacool2012DeployingOT,
  title={Deploying Off-Grid Technology to Eradicate Energy Poverty},
  author={Benjamin Sovacool},
  journal={Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={338},
  pages={47 - 48}
}
Projects must account for social and behavioral factors influencing renewable energy technology adoption. In 2009, about 1.4 billion people lived without electricity, and 2.7 billion depended on wood, charcoal, and dung for domestic energy needs (1–5). This lack of access to modern energy limits income generation, blunts efforts to escape poverty (6), affects the health of women and children (7), and contributes to global deforestation and climate change (8). Small-scale renewable energy… Expand
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