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Clean cooking and better sources of energy can have a domino effect on health and education

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Time.com has published an op-ed article by Bjorn Lomborg discussing the findings from our recent set of research papers focused on Energy.  The key message of the report: increasing access to modern energy is an important driver of development and could save millions of lives each year by reducing indoor air pollution (which currently kills 4.3m per annum according to WHO). 

“The economic benefits of getting everyone off dung and wood are as high as the human welfare ones: more than $500 billion each year. Costs would be much lower. Including grants and subsidies to purchase stoves, annual costs would run about $60 billion. Every dollar spent would buy almost $9 of benefits, which is a very good way to help.”

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