As more countries around the world improve their standards of living, their demand for energy increases. More technology in every home and office means more comfort and efficiency, but also more stress on energy production. The simple fact is that without major changes, there is no room in the planetary energy budget for everyone in the world to live a high-tech life. And many developing countries are struggling to improve their energy grids quickly enough to satisfy their citizens’ demands for higher technology.
https://www.ledlights.co.uk/wired/worldwide-adoption-of-energy-free-lighting -This article provides an intriguing look at one technology that’s making a modern lifestyle more accessible worldwide: LED light bulbs, which provide more light at a fraction of the energy cost of traditional bulbs. It focuses in particular on one rapidly developing country, India, that is actually giving LED bulbs away to its citizens at no cost in hopes of keeping its energy needs under control. And India is only one of the governments and businesses that are becoming aware of the savings LED bulbs offer.