John Kemp writes for Reuters on the need for developing countries to access low-emission energy technologies.
- In terms of total energy consumption, developing nations are using more energy than developed ones.
- The majority of new emissions are projected to come from developing countries as populations increase and more people rise out of poverty.
- In a study examining 32 nations, the Breakthrough Institute found that as economies grow emissions as a share of GDP decrease. In other words, economic freedom creates a cleaner environment.
- To address the energy needs of the developing world and reduce global emissions, we must export economic freedom and American innovation abroad.
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