Isaac Twumasi Quantus's Blog – January 2012 Archive (2)

How do we ensure energy security in Africa?

What the developed world is failing to understand is that as Africa rises out of poverty, affordable and accessible energy becomes necessary to sustain this development, argues Shaun Nel, Programme Director of the Energy Intensive User Group.



Equally, Africa needs the developed world to invest in climate change technology and projects which will allow it to develop at an increased pace without placing additional pressures on greenhouse gas emission levels.



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Investment in Africa Renewable Energy Reaches $3.6 Billion in 2011.

By. John C.K. Daly of Oilprice.com



First, the bad news.



Although Africa has vast fossil and renewable energy sources, only twenty percent of its population has direct access to electricity and in some rural areas, four out of five people are completely without power. According to the UN, over 600 million Africans currently do not have access to electric power. A depressing 70 percent of Sub-Saharan Africa’s population is living without…

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