How Renewables In Developing Countries Are Leapfrogging Traditional Power

Posted by Mike Confino, November 7, 2014

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Lots of poorer countries may be gearing up to largely skip fossil fuel reliance in favor of renewables, if a report released last week is any indication.

It’s long been assumed that developing nations — particularly those in Africa and Asia — would need to follow the same course as the United States and other western powers, relying on traditional fossil fuels to build their economies before transitioning onto renewable energy. It’s one of the reasons many critics think efforts to keep global warming under 2°C are either doomed or would be hopelessly destructive.

via How Renewables In Developing Countries Are Leapfrogging Traditional Power | ThinkProgress.

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