Energy Poverty and What We Can Do About It

The reality of energy poverty is chilling. Nearly 3 billion people cook and heat by burning wood or other biomass, producing noxious gases in the home that predictably sicken its inhabitants. Approximately 1.1 billion people live without electricity. Students, for example, must study by candlelight. Water, like air, is a basic element of life. Yet, more than three-quarters of a billion people live without clean water.

In this video, Kathleen Hartnett White, Distinguished Senior Fellow in Residents at the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF), outlines the scope of the solution and what our industry can do about it. Mrs White is also the Director of the Armstrong Center for Energy and the Environment at TPPF.

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