Escaping the Energy Poverty Trap
In today’s industrialized world, almost everything we do consumes energy. While industrialized countries enjoy all the amenities of modern energy, more than a billion people in the developing world still lack energy access. Why is energy poverty persistent in some countries and not in others? Offering the first comprehensive political science account of energy poverty, Escaping the Energy Poverty Trap (MIT Press, 2018) explores why governments have or have not been able to lead in providing modern energy to their least advantaged citizens. Join Professor Johannes Urpelainen for the launch of his new book.