Norman Macrae Youth Foundation NMYF -net of The Economist's pro-youth economist
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I trust that there are few if any more urgent apps oF how knowledge can multiply value in networked youth's open use than clean energy and ending poverty.
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Ironical are the consequences of Mr Neville Williams (long America's and the world's number 1 champion of solar) and Dr Yunus
DR Yunus multiplied the knowledge Neville gave him by going home and building a network of 1000 barefoot energy professionals demanding similar lifelong dedication that he had demanded from thousands of barefoot bankers from the official opening of Grameen bank in 1983
By 2006 , the grameen energy business was taking off after a lot of patient improvement of the franchise, ad energy must have been one of the apps yunus was thinking of in his national plan for bangladesh growing up with neighbouring giants especially china. The plan called from swaps- grameen would swap its clean energy and end poverty network with china in turn fo bangladesh economy being a favored Chinese partner in the region
But then a lot of personal relationships got conflicted with yunus sacking one of his 4 founding partners.
Today nothing could be more important to grassroots Chinese and bangldeshi youth than open and fast replication of microenergy franchises but China doesn't have the will to help yunus out with his enemies in bangladesh government, so the doubling of grameen china clean energy has never got going. Meanwhile back in Williams USA the 5 million green jobs promised by Obama was never invested in due to refinancing banks that Obama was wrongly advised as too big too fail
LOOK TO CLEAN ENERGY MOOCS to linkin youth in ways that even the redoubtable Dr Yunus appears not to have the remit to action
favorite energy clicks
favorite clicks: photosynthesis by norman macrae, khanacademy, and why not you http://ashden.org number 1 in microenergy prizes; http://gshakti.org - grameen's energy microfranchise is on a moores law - one million solar units installed- doubling every 3 years