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Staff, 3:59 pm
Wind and solar power in Africa are short-term solutions that cannot fix serious, immediate problems. African cities need abundant, reliable electricity, and they need it now. Wind and solar do not equal real economic development or really improved living standards. African governments need to stand up to Europeans, global banks and environmentalists who oppose big power plants in Africa. Our leaders need to remember that Europe and the U.S. did not have a World Bank or other outside help when they modernized and industrialized. They did it themselves.
Opinion: Getting Africa’s Energy Transformation Right Will Involve Policies, Investments That Boost DiversityBy Staff, 1:00 am
Africa has an opportunity to pioneer the next investment frontier. Rather than treating new climate-related risks as hurdles to overcome, African policymakers should view them as opportunities for investment and innovation. To accelerate a market shift on the scale that Africa needs will require increased financing from export credit agencies, development banks, commercial financial institutions, and other cross-border sources.
Staff, 12:10 am
In 2014 the renewable energy investment in China was bigger than the investments in the U.S. plus all European countries all put together, according to Fatih Birol, head of the International Energy Agency. “It is the biggest achievement in the history of energy,” he said. He urged China to invest more in energy-hungry Africa.
Dana Sanchez, 3:09 pm AFKI Original
On and off-grid market opportunities in West Africa will be explored April 21-22 in Accra, Ghana, at the Solar & Off-Grid Renewables West Africa Conference. The conference aims to accelerate solar in West Africa and break down barriers to development, whether they be financial, political, or technological. W. Africa has numerous solar projects in the pipeline.
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