"There are over 1.3 billion people living in energy poverty today, or without electricity altogether. While we typically think of these people as living in developing countries, some of those least able to afford energy resources are right here in the United States.
We need to bring together global stakeholders to develop a more integrated approach to energy access planning and execution than has previously been done. We intend to catalyze the scale-up of renewable and low-carbon technologies and spur the market toward universal energy access. It will focus in particular on the removal of barriers to the effective delivery of energy services by promoting the development of new technologies and innovative financial and business models. It will also identify and disseminate best practices and foster strategic partnerships to promote energy access."
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"On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain. These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammelled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best, every pleasure is to be welcomed and every pain avoided. But in certain circumstances and owing to the claims of duty or the obligations of business it will frequently occur that pleasures have to be repudiated and annoyances accepted. The wise man therefore always holds in these matters to this principle of selection: he rejects pleasures to secure other greater pleasures, or else he endures pains to avoid worse pains.
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