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Coal-rich Kosovo can lead on clean energy, with forward-looking international cooperation

Daniel Kammen, Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy | March 13, 2012

Over the past decade, plans for 160 new coal fired power plants in the United States have been scrapped, largely due to rising costs and an inability to compete in today’s energy markets. That’s because the cost of once-“expensive” clean energy has fallen dramatically, while “cheap” fossil fuels are increasingly expensive in economic, health, and … Continue reading »

Targeted financing needed to expand energy access in developing world

Daniel Kammen, Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy | July 27, 2011

Energy poverty cripples development prospects. Where people don’t have access to modern energy services, like reliable electricity, their ability to earn a livelihood is sabotaged. That’s why UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called — admirably — for “a revolution that makes energy available and affordable for all” in 2012, designated the International Year of Sustainable … Continue reading »