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Former Utility CEO Brings Solar Power to Africa

Scientific American ------------ Jim Rogers has a new mission. The former Duke Energy Corp. CEO is well-known for helping to nudge an often-reluctant utility industry into backing federal carbon legislation 10 years ago. That bill ultimately failed, but Rogers has launched a new endeavor that could also have big implications for the climate: delivering solar power to some of the poorest people on the planet. Rural African electrification isn't a main topic of conversation in most utility boardrooms today, just as carbon mitigation wasn't when Rogers used his chairmanship of the Edison Electric Institute to wrangle support for cap-and-trade legislation. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

Former Utility CEO Brings Solar Power to Africa - Read More from Scientific American

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