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For the well-off in both rich and poor countries around the world, lives are enriched by plentiful access to energy that provides light, fresh food and clean water, and that powers technology and allows the ability to control the temperature.Worldwide, fossil fuels produce two-thirds of all electricity, with nuclear and hydro producing another 27 percent.There is a disturbing movement in the West to tell the 1.1 billion people who still lack these myriad benefits that they should go without.Over the past 16 years, nearly every person who gained access to electricity did so through a grid connection, mostly powered by fossil fuels.That requires a huge increase in green-energy research and development, so clean sources eventually outcompete fossil fuels.And it means recognizing it is hypocritical for the world's wealthy, who would never accept surviving on such little energy, to demand this from the world's poorest.
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