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Africa’s Electricity-Access Problem Is Worse Than You Think

Cars That Think

Nigeria’s rate (about 115 kWh) is an order of magnitude lower and there are many countries (Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Guinea, Niger, Somalia, South Sudan) where the mean is below or just around 50 kWh/year, or less than 1 percent of the affluent rate. What does 50 kWh/year deliver?

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Andy Grove: The U.S. must create an electric car industry - Apr. 17, 2009

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Just this past year Russia sent tanks into oil-rich Georgia, and an oil tanker was hijacked off the coast of Somalia. Of all the frauds that have come to light, none can match the brazen theatricality of the scam allegedly pulled off by superlawyer Marc Dreier. We would also have a degree of resilience in the face of threats.