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Tis paper would not have been possible without unding rom the ransatlantic Climate Bridge, an initiative o the GermanMinistry or Foreign Aairs to connect and support those working to address the challenges o climate change, energy security, and economic growth at the local, the state, and the ederal level in the United States and Germany.On the cover: (Le) A man works on power line rom a microhydro power source to E Wi Jo village in Tailand. (Right)anzanian engineers and policymakers visit a solar arm in central Tailand built using Tai-made solar panels. Photos by Chris Greacen.