Botswana ranks low in clean energy investment


Collaboration between government and the private sector is key to developing clean energy sources, and deviate from traditional coal dependency, experts have advised.

Botswana is ranked low in clean energy investment, according to the Climatescope 2014 Report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Total investment in the clean energy regime was at  $6.2 million between the period 2006 and 2013, according to analysts, while the total clean energy generation is at 252. 1 GWh (gigawatt-hours).

During a media briefing in Gaborone yesterday, Cape Town -based renewable energy analyst, Keegan Kruger said there was cost-effective potential in renewable energy especially for developing economies. Kruger, who is at the forefront of Bloomberg’s clean investment consultancy-Climatescope, said despite the abundance, solar energy remained untilised although Botswana was grappling with power outages.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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