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Preserving Culture Through Renewable Energy - Mark Diesendorf

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/04/24/World_Bank_Praxis_Discussion_Series_Energy Dr. Mark Diesendorf, professor of environmental studies at the University of New South Wales, supports providing renewable energy to rural villages. As companies continue to encroach on local populations, he says, a sustainable source of energy allows them to reclaim independence and stand up to external pressures. ----- This program of The World Bank's Praxis Discussion series focuses on the role of energy in international development. Experts discuss the best policies for implementing renewable energy systems, and explore how a clean, reliable source of energy can do more than just light a home. - World Bank Praxis Discussion Series Mark Diesendorf teaches Environmental Studies at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He was formerly Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Technology, Sydney and a principal research scientist with CSIRO where he was involved in early research on integrating wind power into electricity grids. Diesendorf currently serves on the editorial boards of several international scholarly journals. His most recent book is Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy.
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