Saturday, January 7, 2012

Energy problems elsewhere

1.6 billion people on the planet don’t have access to electricity. That’s one quarter of the world’s population. This energy poverty has a female face which is often ignored - 70% of those without basic electricity access are women and girls for whom the darkness is quite literal.They rely on kerosene lanterns and candles for light. They spend hours each day collecting wood to burn for cooking and heat. They spend up to 40% of their family income on energy that is insufficient, hazardous and unhealthy.

What do you think? Looking forward to read your comments.

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