Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Bringing Energy to the Poor

Sustainable sources of energy - like wind turbines and hydro electric - are not only less harmful to the environment than fire wood or fossil fuels, but in many developing countries are the only sources accessible to rural communities. In Kenya, UNDP and the Global Environment Facility's Hydro Power Communities project in the country's highlands are taking advantage of an abundance of water for electricity. UNDPs is helping to create micro hydro power plants for villages across the mountainous region. Check out the video to see the impact this project is already making.