Thursday, November 28, 2013

Haiti: Give Me Light, Give Me Life

Here in the U.S., we think about energy poverty as being oceans away, in Africa and Asia –- see President Obama's new Power Africa initiative. But while the problem in these continents is acute, it turns out we have a tremendous problem brewing in our own backyard. Several years after a cruel hurricane season in Haiti, energy issues still lie at the heart of much of the residual poverty experienced by communities and companies alike. What the country desperately needs is a new "Haiti Power" initiative to catalyze off-grid clean energy and bring light and life to its impoverished residents.

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