Africa, With Aid, Could Become Renewable Energy Powerhouse

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With A Little Help, Africa Could Become Renewable Energy Powerhouse says IEA, reports Ari Phillips at Climate Progress. The International Renewable Energy Agency recently said that Africa’s renewable energy capacity should quadruple to about 120 gigawatts by 2030 if “investors dedicate substantial flows of funds to the region.”

Africa includes some of the best solar and wind resources worldwide. Sub-Saharan Africa could provide more than 170 gigawatts of additional power-generation capacity — more than double the region’s current installations — through 3,200 “low-carbon” energy projects, such as combined heat-and-power, biofuels production, mass transportation, and energy efficiency.

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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