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Africa's population explosion presents humanity us with a once-in-our-species chance to make our fastest growing area leapfrog the dirty fuels of the past to instead embrace the renewable energy of the future. Subscribe to TDC: https://www.youtube.com/TheDailyConversation/ Video based on this article in Nature: http://www.nature.com/news/can-wind-and-solar-fuel-africa-s-future-1.20907 Video by Bryce Plank and Robin West Music: "Disturbances" by Matt Stewart-Evans: https://soundcloud.com/mattstewartevans https://www.facebook.com/Matthew.Stewart.Evans "Ambitions" by Glimpse: https://soundcloud.com/glimpse_official Script: The total population of Africa is projected to roughly quadruple to about four billion by 2100, driving the total global population past 11 billion. Producing all the e...
Plans to increase the share that manufacturing contributes to continental GDP are limited by a crippling lack of reliable and affordable electricity. This is especially ironic, given the continent's untapped electricity potential. The content has nearly 500 Gigawatts of generation potential in hydro, geothermal and wind power alone. By far the biggest, however, is solar power, at 11 terawatts, most of which is completely untapped. However, as the President of the African Development Bank explained to CCTV's Ramah Nyang, expanding access to affordable, reliable electricity isn't just about manufacturing.
Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy has more than doubled since 2000. The International Energy Agency estimates that energy demand will increase by 80% until 2040, as a result of a growing middle class, urbanisation and high population growth rates. Africa has substantial renewable energy resources which are largely untapped: Only 10% of the continent’s hydropower potential is being utilised, the vast potential for solar is nearly untouched, wind energy resources have not yet been exploited and geothermal energy will play a crucial role in East Africa in the near future. Throughout the continent, stakeholders from the public and private sector as well as civil society have demonstrated their commitment to renewable energy and a number of projects have been successfully developed. While Latin A...
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The Lake Turkana Wind Power project is set to transform Kenya's renewable energy sector and boost its power supply. The project is the largest of its kind in Africa, but it hasn't been without setbacks. CGTN's Clementine Logan reports from Northern Kenya.
Following the adoption of the Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement, the launching of the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) with its second board meeting held on 04/03/2017 in Conakry, Guinea, constitutes an historical opportunity to be acted upon. To unlock the transformative potential of renewable energy for African people and economies, huge investments in sustainable energy infrastructure are needed. Unleashing this potential requires a comprehensive, all-encompassing, all-hands-on-deck effort.
Governments, along with public utilities, have to play their part in the transition to renewables, moving towards cost-reflective tariffs and the removal of fossil-fuel subsidies so as to enable funds to be freed up for renewable energy investments.
Two out of every three people in sub-Saharan Africa live without electricity, according to the US government's Power Africa statistics. For some time now, several reports have been released detailing the potential and predicted growth for Africa’s renewable energy sector and the Grand Angle takes a look into it.… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2017/02/21/renewable-energy-in-africa-the-grand-angle Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
The Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) is a transformative, Africa-owned and Africa-led inclusive effort to accelerate and scale up the harnessing of the continent’s huge renewable energy potential. Under the mandate of the African Union, and endorsed by African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC), the Initiative is set to achieve at least 10 GW of new and additional renewable energy generation capacity by 2020, and mobilize the African potential to generate at least 300 GW by 2030. Visit www.arei.org for more information and downloads.
South Africa has invested a further $10bn in its renewable energy industry. Plans are underway to fast track initiatives that will help alleviate the pain of power shortages. Rapid population growth and urbanisation has outstripped electricity supply in the country. South Africa has been investing heavily in the sector and could soon become a global leader in renewable energy. Sumitra Nydoo reports.
According to a new survey, international investors say Africa's renewable energy industry is the most promising on the continent. The survey which was conducted by a French research agency Havas Horizons, indicates that investors believe in the ability of Africa to become a world reference for renewable energy. It further states that projects in this particular sector, which was long considered risky, now represent a high potential in realizing higher returns on investment . Solar energy w… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/08/09/africa-has-potential-to-become-a-world-reference-in-renewable-energy-new-study Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www...
The African renewable energy initiative launched their first of three events at the COP22 summit in the Moroccan city of Marrakech. This is a bold collaborative effort by some of the least developed countries in the world to move towards a renewable energy future. They presented their long term objectives, which aim to set the ground for collaboration with developed countries to enable a range of actors to implement the Paris Agreement. The initiative is being supported by the African Union as well as the African development bank.
The Green Actors of West Africa present SOTE: The State of the Environment, a video series on the major environmental topics in the region. This episode with a duration of 10 min. is about renewable energy. One of the defining challenges of our age is finding more energy while at the same time emitting less carbon dioxide. West Africa too will have too take responsibility in stopping climate change.
South Africa is one of the continent's biggest contributors of carbon emissions, due to its heavy reliance on coal-fired power. But the country is now investing in renewable energy. CCTV's Maria Galang caught up with South Africa's Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, in Marrakech.
Government wants to add almost 7000 megawatts of renewable energy to our national electricity grid by the end of 2016. CNBC Africa takes a frank look at the process so far, the challenges and the successes in our special Thebe Renewables Dialogues.
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