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‘Coal doesn’t benefit the poor’: Dan Kammen on energy access and poverty

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Stone crushers in India Credit: Getty Images

The role of coal in poverty reduction is contentious. The Overseas Development Institute’s recent Beyond Coal report argues that better options are available, namely, that coal has been given too much credit for past progress and that more coal will entrench poverty, not relieve it

November 5, 2016 — Carbon Brief spoke to Daniel Kammen, one of the contributors to the report, about the findings. Kammen is professor of energy at the University of California, Berkeley, and science envoy to US secretary of state John Kerry.  Continue reading ‘Coal doesn’t benefit the poor’: Dan Kammen on energy access and poverty