July 21

Why Domestic Solar Manufacturing Could Turbocharge Africa’s Energy Transition

By Nick Ferris

In May, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released a special report: The State of Clean Technology Manufacturing – An Energy Technology Perspectives Special Briefing. The report offers an “update on recent progress in clean energy technology manufacturing in key regions”, says the IEA, with the aim of “keep[ing] decision makers informed of investment trends and the impact that recent industrial strategies are having in these highly dynamic sectors”.

Yet there is not a single mention of Africa, or any country within the continent, in the report. This comes despite the authors stating at the outset that – while it may have been published to coincide with the G7 meeting – the contents are “applicable to all interested governments”.

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Source: Energy Monitor (link opens in a new window)

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