Improving women’s lives through energy: what Rick Perry got right and wrong

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December 18, 2017

Access to energy can help promote women’s rights and improve their lives, particularly in developing nations, write Sheril Kirshenbaum and Prof. Michael Webber in a new op-ed. That said, the authors dispute U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry’s claim that burning fossil fuels for electricity generation will prevent sexual assaults on women, noting that clean-burning fuels, efficient technology and electricity produced from renewable sources can lift women out of poverty without endangering their health or welfare. For more, read their entire op-ed in The Conversation.