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Power to the Poor: Sustainable Energy at the Base of the Pyramid?

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Type: Working Paper
Author: Wilson, Emma; Zersky, Lyuba
Date: 2009
Agency: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London
Series: IIED Policy Breifing
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6030
Sector: Social Organization
Subject(s): poverty
energy industry
Abstract: "Four billion people - over half of humanity - live on less than US$2 a day, effectively forming the bottom of the world economic pyramid. This majority may have minimal access to cash but they need, and will pay for, essential goods and services - including energy. The fortune at the bottom of the pyramid, a 2002 article, argues that if global corporations target this 4 billion, they can reduce poverty and make a profit."

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