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Author Sanchez, Teodoro

Title The hidden energy crisis : how policies are failing the world's poor / Teodoro Sanchez

Publ Info Bourton Ont. Dunsmore, Rugby, Warwickshire, UK : Practical Action Pub., [2010]
 RWU Main Library  TJ163.25.D44 S26 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xiv, 105 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [93]-99) and index
Contents Inequalities in energy -- Failure to reach the energy poor -- Energy solutions for the poor -- The funding gap -- Climate change and energy for the poor -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Annex 1: Practical Action's experience with energy access for the poor
Note "Over two billion people worldwide are without access to clean, modern energy, which leads to drudgery, ill health and sometimes death. Although a lack of adequate energy affects people's health and well-being, as well as their productive and educational capacities, addressing this deficit is a low priority for governments and donor agencies. The Hidden Energy Crisis outlines why we have failed so far to extend energy access to the world's poor, and suggests operating models that have greater potential to make a difference. It argues that meeting the basic needs of the world's energy poor will not make a significant difference to global carbon emissions. However, it will take substantial effort and finance from international donors, multinational and national governnments to scale up successful pilot projects dramatically to make a real impact on the poor."--Publisher's description
LC subject Power resources -- Developing countries
Energy development -- Developing countries
Energy consumption -- Developing countries
Energy policy -- Developing countries
ISBN 9781853396762