Closing the gap onAfrica's energy challenges

Africa's energy sector is full of potential PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Africa's energy sector is full of potential PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Africa is a continent blessed with an abundance of natural resources – water, wind, thermal coal, and natural gas and of course plenty of sunshine – but the electrification rate across the continent remains extremely poor.

Of the 1.2 billion people who live in Africa, it’s estimated that more than 650 million have no access to energy, relying instead on fossil fuels like diesel for electricity generation and harmful cooking fuels like wood, charcoal, and kerosene. This sets our continent back on meeting energy access goals, restricts industry progress, and diminishes the continent’s economic growth by two to four percent every year.

Developing countries across Asia are all making significant progress, with many countries currently well on track to reach universal energy access by 2030, while India, with a 1.34 billion population, is on track to reach universal access by the early 2020s.

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