5 energy innovations revolutionizing the developing world

GEORGIA GIFFORD | April 6, 2016

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Global perceptions of renewable energy have been changing gradually as technologies become more advanced, adaptable and innovative. Traditional views in opposition to the adoption of renewable energy sources in both developed and developing nations has been that the drawback of renewable energy comes in the form of economic losses with the hardest hit being the world’s poor.

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