Around 2.8 billion people globally, also known as the "Other Third" or "energy poor", have little or no access to beneficial energy that meets their needs for cooking, heating, water, sanitation, illumination, transportation, or basic mechanical power. This book uniquely integrates the hitherto segmented and fragmented approaches to the challenge of access to energy. It provides theoretical, philosophical and practical analysis of energy for the low energy (non-hydrocarbon based) Other Third of the world, and how the unmet needs of the energy poor might be satisfied. It comprehensively addresses the range of issues relating to energy justice and energy access for all, including affordable - sustainable energy technologies (ASETs).
The book breaks new ground by crafting a unified and cohesive framework for analysis and action that explains the factual and socio-political phenomenon of the energy poor, and demonstrates why clean energy is a primary determinant of their human progress.
This is a must-read for all scholars, students, professionals and policy makers working on energy policy, poverty, and sustainable energy technologies.
Table of Contents
Part 1 The Phenomenon of the Energy Poor 1. The Critical Significance of Energy David Stern 2. The Predicament of Women Joy S. Clancy, Soma Dutta, Nthabiseng Mohlakoana, Ana Rojas, and Margaret Matinga 3. Indigenous People: From Energy Poverty to Energy Empowerment Kristen A Carpenter and Jacquelyn Amour Jampolsky Part 2 Conceptual Foundations 4. Energy Justice Lakshman Guruswamy 5. Reflections on the Moral Foundations of A Right to Energy Christian Brugger 6. Sustainable Development Ved Nanda 7. Energy Security Murodbek Laldjebaev, Benjamin K. Sovacool, and Karim-Aly S. Kassam 8. Energy Poverty and the Environment Carmen Gonzales Part 3 Assessing the Various Challenges 9. Assessing Challenges to Development Mark Safty 10. Behavioral Challenges Margaret Njirambo Matinga, Joy Clancy, Vincent Doyle and Harold Annegarn 11. Measuring Access for Differing Needs Simon Trace Part 4 The Way Forward 12. Decentralized Power in the ECOWAS region Pradeep Monga 13. Green Climate Fund, Sustainable Development Goals, and Energy Access: A New Opportunity for Climate Change and Development Martin Hiller, Amy Meyer, Andreas Zahner and Katrin Harvey 14. Using Appropriate Sustainable Energy Technologies (ASETs) To Promote Access To Energy For All Jason Aamodt 15. Globalization of Markets for ASETs Steve Katsaros & Elizabeth Neville 16. Energy for Rural Women: Beyond Energy Access Anoja Wickramasinghe 17. Lessons Learned from Selling Six years of Solar in Africa Doug Vilsack 18. Energy Use and Motive Power in South Asian Energy Production Arjun Makhijani and Melissa Moore 19. Information and Communication Technologies Revi Sterling and Matt Hulse 20. Model Laws as Blueprints Lakshman Guruswamy
Lakshman Guruswamy is Nicholas Doman Professor of International Environmental Law at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA.
"The pieces collected in this volume reflect an ambitious, wide-ranging undertaking. Editor Lakshman Guruswamy has amassed a body of literature addressed to the subject of “energy poverty,” its role in economic development,
its effect on lives in less developed nations, and a survey of international efforts aimed at addressing it.Kudos to Professor Guruswamy and his colleagues for this highly informed and thought-provoking collection. It should prove to be a valuable addition to the academic literature in this developing area, and a good read for interested minds elsewhere."
Jonathan D. Schneider, Energy Law Journal