Ending energy poverty

Margo Thorning's article in The Baltimore Sun provides some grim statistics on the lack of modern energy accessibilities for a vast segment of our world population.
Today, 2.5 billion people use wood, charcoal, agricultural waste and animal dung to meet most of their daily energy needs for cooking and heating. In many countries, these resources account for more than 90 percent of total household energy consumption. About 1.3 million people - mostly women and children - die prematurely every year because of exposure to indoor air pollution from burning biomass for fuel.
The writer correctly observes that "Reducing the extreme energy poverty of the world's poor will take a combination of technology transfer and public-private partnerships between wealthy and less-developed nations."

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Ending energy poverty