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ERIC Number: EJ832442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0270-4676
A Framework for Sustainable Energy Development beyond the Grid: Meeting the Needs of Rural and Remote Populations
Agbemabiese, Lawrence
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, v29 n2 p151-158 2009
Advances in energy access in developing countries over the past 25 years have been remarkable with more than 1 billion unserved people gaining access to electricity and modern fuels. However, as impressive as this may sound, large gaps remain: 1.6 billion people still lack access to electricity and another 2.5 billion continue to rely on traditional biomass fuel for cooking and heating. The problems of access are greater in rural areas than in urban areas. If today's energy policies and inv estment trends were to continue, the situation will not look any better, especially in least developed countries, in the coming decades. Drawing on recent theoretical advances regarding the meaning of development and the role of energy with empirical evidence from case studies, the article suggests an alternative energy and development paradigm to guide efforts toward meeting current and future needs for modern energy services. (Contains 2 tables, 3 figures and 1 note.)
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Language: English
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