“Juice: How Electricity Explains The World” or ‘Why Economic Development Depends on Reliable & Affordable Power’

Want to know how important electricity is to modern life? Try living a comfortable and civilised life without it. More than a billion humans struggle through daily life without access to power at all, and two billion more are limited to a meagre trickle, because in developing countries it’s both unreliable and too expensive for […]

Second-Rate Solar: Cloudy Weather Brings Chaos to Communities Reliant on Solar Power

Recharging a mobile phone with a solar panel when you’re camping might be a wheeze, but don’t expect solar to deliver serious power when you need it most. A few years back, Greenpeace turned up in an Indian village, Dharnai and supplied it with a solar-powered micro-grid, crowing that “Dharnai refused to give into the […]

Poverty Eradication Program: India Dials Up Reliable & Affordable Coal-Fired Power

It never takes them long to work out that wind power is the greatest economic and environmental fraud of all time. Eco-zealots have attempted to ram wind and solar power down the throats of Third World governments under the auspices of saving the planet and with the purported purpose of dragging millions out of poverty. […]