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Solar Power Is Freeing Rural Africa From the "Poverty Trap"

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 06.21.2016 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

In the United States, cellphones die all the time, but our abundance of power ensures resurrection on demand. That's not how it works in other parts of the world.

Ex-Energy Secretary Steven Chu Has Message for Climate Deniers and Cooking Tips

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 09.09.2013 | San Francisco
Alison van Diggelen

In this Fresh Dialogues interview, former Energy Secretary Steven Chu shares his reaction to Obama's major speech on climate change.

Center for Global Development has Announced a 'New Rich Energy Program'

Jigar Shah | Posted 09.05.2012 | Green
Jigar Shah

What our friends at CGD clearly don't understand is that decades of pouring billions into grid extension have failed Africa.

China's top-down energy gigantism and a bottom-up American alternative

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Reprinted with permission from James Fallows has a gracious reply to my earlier post on his Atlantic cover story. This is the gist: The...