Should Renewable Energy Be A Better Choice For Poor Countries?

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Third World Going Green In the article, “Sorry, Bill Gates, But You’re Wrong on Renewable Energy” written by Jigar Shah and published by Time, we are given a blogging quote by Bill Gates. Gates says that cheap electricity should be distributed to poor countries to protect them from indoor air pollution that comes from burning dung, or anything else to cook. Shah reiterates by saying, and backs up, that investing into renewable energy sources are the better choice for poor countries. Not only for them because of its reliability but cheaper for us, the audience, to invest in for them. Even though he has a few good points why renewable energy is a better option, and his audience should believe him, he does not deliver it in a professional…show more content…
His other clear objective from this article is displaying Gates as an idiot for suggesting coal consumption and siding with a scientist, Bjorn Lomborg, who is made clear to be a terrible person. The blog by Bill Gates on Gatesnotes titled “Two Videos that Illuminate Energy Poverty” gives us, obviously, two videos from Bjorn Lomborg only after a small disclaimer from Gates. In the post, Gates argues that developed countries should discover ways to make green energy cheaper or make nonrenewable energy cleaner. Individuals in developed countries are trying to set usage limits on third world countries when it is completely hypocritical. Energy assists the country to elevate themselves out of poverty and help save lives. Gates attached videos of Lomborg’s to backup how big of a difference energy has on poverty levels. Also, Gates specifically says, “I certainly don’t agree with Bjorn on everything, but I always find him worth listening to.” Shah attacks Gates for agreeing with everything this crazy scientist says when Gates clearly states that he does not.
Being an article in Time, the majority of the audience is going to be older people. Time is a news magazine, and news is often directed at older people because, generally, they want to be informed about the world around them more than younger people. This article, in particular, is targeting an
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