- Africa, which home to the 41% of total energy-poor population in the world and where many schools and health centers have no access to electricity, should focus on large-scale renewable energy sources to bring its growth back on track.
- Population expansion will outstrip electrification and have significant impacts on health, education and household economy as the time and income spent on gathering wood will increase.
- In reaching the communities much faster, more efficient that the central grid systems is the low carbon, decentralized energy which will also be resilient in the face of natural calamities.
- The labour party pledged support to clean power in Africa. This provides large opportunities for innovative British companies to export overseas and raise energy access through renewable technology. Focus should be on high-skilled, improved wages and an all-inclusive powering development.
- Although poverty, disease and conflict is still seen in Africa, there has been progress as is seen in the technology hubs of Lagos and Nairobi, the increased success rate in its fight against diseases, rise in the number of children going to school, the burgeoning and the emerging middle class.
- Read at: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/green-energy-boost-for-africa/article5967962.ece
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