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Ending Worldwide Rural Energy Poverty with Clean, Off-grid Solutions: Part 2

microgrids-address-global-energy-povertyWind turbines help Kodiak Island go 100% renewable energy. From: https://assets.rbl.ms/6466890/980x.jpg

Part 1 of this post addressed the issue of global energy poverty in rural areas: its implications, challenges, and promising developments in African nations and in India. Part 2 addresses off-grid problems in Haiti, potential microgrid solutions in Alaska, and the population-empowering “Minigrid Game.” Haiti struggles with extreme energy poverty Haiti is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. Seventy-five percent of Haitians lack electricity access and must cook and light their homes with […]

Migrogrids in the News 03/15/2011

Top Energy Stories: Japan Faces Potential Nuclear Disaster as Radiation Levels Rise Japan’s nuclear crisis verged toward catastrophe on Tuesday after an explosion damaged the vessel containing the nuclear core at one reactor and a fire at another spewed large amounts of radioactive material into the air. More Black Swan Over Tokyo This post on the Japanese nuclear crisis focuses on the “Black Swan” theory of philosopher Nassim Nicholas Taleb, who wrote a […]