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An “iPod” for the global poor

October 10, 2010 by Marc Gunther

While we Americans  plug an ever-increasing number of gadgets into the wall, about 1.5 billion people in the world, most in sub Saharan Africa and south Asia, live without access to electricity, according to the International Energy Agency. It will take years, perhaps decades, to get electricity to all of them, so in the meantime a...[read more]

What’s in the IEA’s roadmaps to carbon-free electricity?

June 11, 2010 by Nathan Wilson

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has begun releasing a set of technology roadmaps (IEA Roadmaps ) that describe a 40 year long transition to a low carbon energy future, with targets, milestones, and policy needs.  The individual roadmaps are combined in their “BLUE Map” scenario which yields a 50% reduction in global CO2...[read more]