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The dirty footprint of backup generators in the developing world

Small fossil fuel generators were mainly meant to serve as temporary fixes to the problem of intermittent energy access in developing countries. Reliance on them has serious climate and public health implications, but renewables offer a ray of hope, writes Russell Sturm.

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EW Dec 2019 pp32-33 OA.pdf

Journal title: Energy World

Organisation: International finance corporation (IFC)

Subjects: Diesel - Renewables - Energy security -

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