Africa, a cautionary tale of energy poverty if Clean Power Plan persists

At a gathering in Austin, Africa was held up as an example of energy poverty as a cautionary tale if the Obama administration continues imposing new, onerous environmental regulations like the Clean Power Plan.

A panel at Texas Public Policy Foundation’s second annual “At the Crossroads: Energy and Climate Policy Summit” discussed energy poverty Thursday with regard to the economic and ethical ramifications of rising energy prices.

In Africa, only one out of four citizens has electricity in their home. As the others rely on heat and light from burning wood and animal dung or from kerosene or diesel, serious health effects are found.

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