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Emissions and poverty

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Rafael Herzberg- is an independent energy consultant, self-employed (since 2018) based in São Paulo, Brazil* Focus on C level, VPs and upper managers associated to energy related info, analysis...

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Emissions and poverty

Most of the planet's population lives in countries that have per ca pita energy consumption that is around 1/4 of that of developed ones..

The explanation for this fact is very simple. The difference lies in the possibility of using energy for the comfort of the houses (air conditioning and heating), for a variety of appliances and, of course, to enable houses or apartments of a good standard.

Every time someone comes out of poverty or even a very modest life, this change is quickly reflected in energy consumption.

If poor or even developing countries manage to improve the standard of living of their populations, they will have to face an important challenge, namely the associated increase in emissions.

For rich countries it is about lowering emissions using good engineering practices. For everyone else it is much more complex and expensive as there will be a significant increase in energy consumption.

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