Women’s exposure to unhealthful cooking conditions, and their hard, time-consuming work of collecting fuel
shortage of firewood (read: the energy crisis of poor people in the Third World) with such devastating ecological consequences as deforestation, rampant soil erosion and subsequent desertification
dependence on nonrenewable sources of energy, with attendant balance-of-payment problems for the nation as a whole
a lack of future-oriented technologies that would be fit for small-scale application and therefore (could) have a gigantic global market.
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