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Clean Energy Targets Should Be Part Of Development Goals

TIME: How Indoor Stoves Can Help Solve Global Poverty
Bjørn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center

“Clean cooking and better sources of energy can have a domino effect on health and education. Last week world leaders at the U.N. began a year-long conversation on global goals for the next 15 years. Many will rightly talk about poverty, food, water, and environment. Few will mention energy. Yet, we should. … With such high-return targets, the economic evidence shows that — if carefully chosen — energy targets should definitely be part of the world’s promises for the next 15 years…” (10/3).

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