Access to energy is a pre-requisite for lasting social and economic development. The Other Third- around 2 to 3 billion people worldwide - have little or no access to beneficial energy for cooking, heating, water sanitation, illumination, transportation, or basic mechanical needs. Their energy poverty exacerbates ill health and economic hardship, leads to millions of deaths, and reduces educational opportunities, particularly for women and children.
The Center for Energy and Environmental Security (CEES) is predicated on energy justice, and is working to develop practical strategies and solutions for moving the Other Third toward a global sustainable energy future. A future based on appropriate sustainable energy technologies (ASETs). Two projects show the way:
2012 Energy Justice Conference: Energy Justice & Sustainable Energy for All: The Next Steps
The ability to harness energy is fundamental to economic and social development. Worldwide, almost 3 billion people have little or no access to beneficial energy resources for cooking, heating, water sanitation, illumination, transportation, or basic mechanical needs. More >>