What the heroin industry can teach us about solar power
If you have ever doubted whether solar power can be a transformative technology, read on.
This is a story about how it has proved its worth in the toughest environment possible.
The market I’m talking about is perhaps the purest example of capitalism on the planet.
There are no subsidies here. Nobody is thinking about climate change – or any other ethical consideration, for that matter.
This is about small-scale entrepreneurs trying to make a profit.
It is the story of how Afghan opium growers have switched to solar power, and significantly increased the world supply of heroin.
Read the full article: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53450688