31 Mar '14, 11am

18% of global population lack access to electricity, according World Energy Outlook figures #energypoverty

The rural areas here in Missouri did quite well before electricity which didn’t become widespread until the 50’s. Electricity is necessary for the large urban areas but here where I am we could do without it if we could bring back many of the old ways and products. You can’t hardly bring back the old ways or products in the majority of the cities in the world today over 10,000 people. The entire infrastructure is geared to electric power even in the poorest of 3rd world cities. The question of bringing more development to the poor at this point is suicide for them. Let them keep their substance living. Give them some low tech inexpensive solar lighting and solar hot water. Give them water purifying equipment and more sophisticated food cookers but keep them low tech and cheap. Educate them into permaculture, resilience, and sustainability ideas. Teach them how to be humans...

Full article: http://peakoil.com/consumption/18-of-global-population-la...

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