In race to clean energy, emerging nations seize bigger role – World Bank
By Alex Whiting
LONDON, Feb 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A range of developing countries have emerged as leaders in a global race to switch to sustainable energy by 2030, by boosting their policies to help improve people’s access to reliable, affordable and clean power, the World Bank said on Wednesday.
But richer developed countries must do far more to promote energy efficiency or global warming will continue longer with serious consequences, a leading energy group said.
Some 40 percent of 111 countries surveyed by the World Bank had strong policies to improve people’s access to reliable and affordable energy, make industries and homes more energy efficient, and increase countries’ use of renewable energy, the bank said.