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May 17, 2018

The Moral Imperative of Clean Household Energy – Stanford Social Innovation Review

Thomas Matte, Vice President of our Environmental Health Division, writes in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

The world’s poor and low-income countries need greater access to modern energy solutions, including clean-burning fossil fuels for household use.

Clean air to breathe, like safe drinking water, is essential for human health and well-being. A prerequisite for healthy indoor air is clean, modern household energy. While this has been available for generations to nearly all who live in wealthy countries, billions of people in low- and middle-income countries worldwide live in households dependent on polluting fuels for cooking, heating, and lighting. These unhealthy fuels include coal, wood, charcoal, other biomass fuels, and kerosene.

To continue reading this article, visit the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

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