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Climate change: Still more low-hanging fruit

By

Stephen Grenville

15 January 2008 09:12

Low-hanging fruit is everywhere, with the juciest in the tropical developing countries. In Jakarta, every business, small or large, and many middle-class households, have their own small electricity generator, to cope with the frequent brown-outs. If the PLN (the state-owner electricity generator) could provide a reliable supply, the small inefficient generators would go, their capital cost would be saved, pollution (noise as well as fumes) reduced, fuel saved and climate change slowed a tiny bit.