Many of us do not understand the connection between diffusion of renewable energy and poverty reduction. The common notion is that renewable energy is expensive and thus to provide the poor with immediate access to energy, nuclear and coal are the only options. This is an extremely naive thought process and they are financially and socially unsustainable.
The Copenhagen talks showed us how divided the world is and how the power structure has moved away from the Europeans and the Americans. India and China dominated the proceedings but with very few end results.(more…)