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[Oriental Morning Post] Professor Wei Yiming: "Energy Poverty Issue and Cracking”

  • Release date:2014-12-08 11:46:00

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"Energy poverty" refers to the situation some population can not get a fair and safe use of energy, especially adequate, affordable, high-quality, and environmentally friendly energy. Energy poverty is one sign of poverty in developing countries, is one of the major challenges facing the world's energy system, and is highly concerned by the United Nations, World Bank, World Health Organization, the International Energy Agency and other international organizations. Energy use level, energy use structure, and energy use ability are important indicators to measure energy poverty conditions. China is the world's largest developing country with a large population and unbalanced regional development. Compared with developed countries, China's energy poverty is more complex, more challenging and diversified.