Meredith Angwin, Physical Chemist, Naturalist, Educator, Robert Bryce, author of “Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper,” and many other books and articles about energy : The modern world depends on a few essential networks: telephone, GPS, and of course, the World Wide Web. And all of those networks rely on the mother network: the electric grid. In Shorting the Grid, Meredith Angwin provides an enormously valuable, clear, and succinct explanation of our most important network. She shows how it works, why it’s vulnerable, and why we should be concerned about what she lyrically calls the "angelic miracle of the power grid.”
Duggan Flanakin, CFACT Director of Policy Research: Electricity is no luxury or even just something we need to power our lives. It is has become a fundamental human right that needs to be extended to others. It is definitely a fundamental right of access to this all-empowering energy source; a right for all human lives to be improved and blessed the way ours have been; a right to never be denied access to sufficient, reliable, affordable electricity, on a phony claim that letting you have it would hurt the environment or climate.
Wikipedia: This list of countries by of electrification rate sorts countries by the share of their inhabitants with access to electricity. Access to electricity is considered one of the prerequisites for a modern life. In 2017, 88.8% of the world population had access to electricity. Worldwide, there are major differences between urban and rural regions in the degree of electrification. These numbers do not mean that electricity is available all the time. In some countries, it may be available only part time.
Robert Bryce, author of “Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper”: A staggering 18.4 million North Koreans, some 70 percent of the country’s population, do not have access to electrical power. Indeed, by restricting electricity use, Kim has turned it into a weapon. In February, as sanctions on his country began pinching his regime’s finances, rather than increase the supply of electricity to North Koreans, he began selling it to China.