Materials and technologies for energy conversion, saving and storage: A global network enabling capacity-building for sustainable energy in developing countries

MacLeod, Jennifer (2015) Materials and technologies for energy conversion, saving and storage: A global network enabling capacity-building for sustainable energy in developing countries. Chemistry International, 37(1), pp. 8-11.

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Abstract

Access to energy is a fundamental component of poverty abatement. People who live in homes without electricity are often dependent on dirty, time-consuming and disproportionately expensive solid fuel sources for heating and cooking. [1] In developing countries, the Human Development Index (HDI), which comprises measures of standard of living, longevity and educational attainment, increases rapidly with per capita electricity use. [2] For these reasons the United Nations has been making a concerted effort to promote global access to energy, first by naming 2012 the Year of Sustainable Energy for All, [3] and now by declaring 2014-2024 the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All. [4]

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ID Code: 89974
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
DOI: 10.1515/ci-2015-0103
ISSN: 1365-2192
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 06 Apr 2016 22:44
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2016 21:29

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