March 2

Africa Grapples with Clean Energy Conundrum

Africa is both the world’s least electrified continent and the most vulnerable to climate change.

And as the continent with the world’s fastest growing population, the decisions that African politicians make to boost power supplies could have an impact both locally and globally.

The conundrum is how to meet the demand for energy without making the climate situation worse.

There is a large amount of investment, much of it from overseas, going into renewable sources. But the continent also has untapped reserves of oil and natural gas, which it aims to exploit.


Photo credit: Ron Waddington


Source: BBC (link opens in a new window)

Energy, Environment
climate change, energy access, renewable energy