Can community-based energy innovation help foster economic thriving and growth?

Center Director Clark Miller recently participated in a fascinating dialogue with researchers from around the globe asking hard questions about how to better design energy systems to foster economic wellbeing for the poorest communities of the world.

The assumption that electricity access automatically leads to economic development is demonstrably false. 

Later, he spoke with the UK Energy and Economic Growth program about lessons learned for how to design energy innovation to maximize social and economic impact, based on findings from collaborative, community-based research in Sierra Leone.

Center faculty and students work with communities in Sierra Leone to find ways to create greater social and economic value for residents and small businesses from their energy use.

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