15 Jul '11, 7pm

Lighting the Hopes of the Grid-less: A philanthropic group tries to marry financial capital with new energy tech...

From Lenin to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 20th-century political leaders made the provision of universal electricity a centerpiece of their programs and oratory. “Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country,” one slogan went. Or, in the case of F.D.R.’s Tennessee Valley Authority, “T.V.A.: Electricity For All.” Selco A rural family in southern India with a solar-powered light fixture. In this century, the United Nations has updated the concept in addressing the problem that 1.4 billion people in the world are living without electricity. The new buzz phrase is “Sustainable Energy For All ,” but the approach is very different, because in many cases these people cannot be connected to a grid. Given that the vast majority of the unconnected live near the equator, where the sun is at its zenith, the solutions being tried are almost all based on solar ...

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From Lenin to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 20th-century political leaders made the provision of universal electricity a cent...

Green: Lighting the Hopes of the Grid-less

green.blogs.nytimes.com 15 Jul '11, 7pm

From Lenin to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 20th-century political leaders made the provision of universal electricity a cent...

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An astonishing US$211 billion was invested into renewable energy last year, up a third from 2009, according to a new Unite...

United Nations: Clean Energy Investment Up Glob...

treehugger.com 11 Jul '11, 4am

An astonishing US$211 billion was invested into renewable energy last year, up a third from 2009, according to a new Unite...

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If the lineup for “The Response,” the evangelical prayer rally which Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been enthusiastically touti...