Energy poverty in the developing world is real, but there are major arguments over how to alleviate it, particularly when it comes to coal vs. renewables.
Joshua Lewis, an economist at the University of Montreal, has taken a good hard look at how electrification and the household technology that it enabled changed people’s lives in rural America over three decades.
He assembled a unique data-set and clarified just what electricity did for people’s health, employment and daily lives. Hear his account of this project in conversation with Charles.
Find out more about Jonathan and his work here.