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Leaping Backwards: Why is Energy Poverty Rising in Africa?

Leaping Backwards: Why is Energy Poverty Rising in Africa? 1089922 NLFXXX10.1177/10957960221089922New Labor Forum XX(X)Sweeney research-article2022 Earth to Labor: Dispatches from the Climate Battleground New Labor Forum 2022, Vol. 31(2) 97 –104 Leaping Backwards: Why Copyright © 2022, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: is Energy Poverty Rising in sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/10957960221089922 DOI: 10.1177/10957960221089922 Africa? journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Sean Sweeney Keywords climate change, equality, globalization, neoliberalism, poverty How can the world end energy poverty in the there is no need for traditional transmission and Global South and simultaneously reduce green- distribution grids which are expensive and inef- house gas emissions to fight climate change? In ficient. The Global South—which refers 2021, 860 million people had no access to elec- broadly to Africa, Latin America and the tricity. Today, a third of all humanity lacks Caribbean, the Pacific Islands, and the develop- access to reliable power. Roughly 2.6 billion ing countries in Asia—is blessed with so much people heat their homes with polluting fuels sun and wind, there is no reason why energy and technologies, and using traditional stoves poverty cannot be consigned to history rela- fueled by charcoal, coal, crop waste, dung, ker- tively quickly. osene, and wood. The majority of families in That is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

Leaping Backwards: Why is Energy Poverty Rising in Africa?

New Labor Forum , Volume 31 (2): 8 – May 1, 2022

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1089922 NLFXXX10.1177/10957960221089922New Labor Forum XX(X)Sweeney research-article2022 Earth to Labor: Dispatches from the Climate Battleground New Labor Forum 2022, Vol. 31(2) 97 –104 Leaping Backwards: Why Copyright © 2022, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: is Energy Poverty Rising in sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/10957960221089922 DOI: 10.1177/10957960221089922 Africa? journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Sean Sweeney Keywords climate change, equality, globalization, neoliberalism, poverty How can the world end energy poverty in the there is no need for traditional transmission and Global South and simultaneously reduce green- distribution grids which are expensive and inef- house gas emissions to fight climate change? In ficient. The Global South—which refers 2021, 860 million people had no access to elec- broadly to Africa, Latin America and the tricity. Today, a third of all humanity lacks Caribbean, the Pacific Islands, and the develop- access to reliable power. Roughly 2.6 billion ing countries in Asia—is blessed with so much people heat their homes with polluting fuels sun and wind, there is no reason why energy and technologies, and using traditional stoves poverty cannot be consigned to history rela- fueled by charcoal, coal, crop waste, dung, ker- tively quickly. osene, and wood. The majority of families in That is

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Published: May 1, 2022

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