Renewable energies as a tool for fighting poverty

  • Authors:
    María José Vázquez de Francisco, Pilar Navarro Rodríguez y Pedro Caldentey del Pozo (coords.)
    Publication:
    Fundación ETEA para el Desarrollo y la Cooperación.
    Year: 2015

Abstract:

This work is the result of the compilation of contents and presentations made at the Seminar Renewable Energy as an Instrument for Fighting Poverty, held on November 24, 2014 in Seville, organized by the ETEA Foundation for Development and Cooperation and the Loyola-Abengoa Research Institute.

The objective we set ourselves with this Seminar was to contribute to the definition of the Post-2015 Agenda in the thematic area of sustainable development, through joint academic and professional reflection on water and energy management.

As an institution that contributes to the development of the most disadvantaged people, the ETEA Foundation for Development and Cooperation cannot remain on the sidelines of an issue as relevant as energy poverty. Our work experience of more than 25 years in development cooperation in different areas of the world has taught us that access to energy does not have to come from the hand of great engineering innovations or latest generation technologies.

Finding the right solution for each environment, taking advantage of the resources offered by nature, may be more related to a good combination of knowledge of the context and transfer of simple and creative know-how, based on a feeling of solidarity that drives us to be attentive to discover opportunities to contribute to improving the quality of life of the most disadvantaged.

We hope that this work will shed some light on this search for opportunities.

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