Browsing: Energy transition in Africa

Developing Nations
  • The 2009 Copenhagen Accord was not a binding promise but set up a durable framework for future talks.
  • One of these solutions is for African countries to use crude oil, natural gas, and other hydrocarbons to develop their resources and use the revenues to finance energy transition.
  • In the process, they should also seek to meet several other complementary goals, such as building gas-fired plants that can provide cleaner power than existing coal.

From an African perspective, one of the most important things to come out of COP15, the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, was the formal recognition of the fact that lower-income countries were not in a position to bear as much of the cost of the energy transition as their higher-income counterparts.

That recognition was spelt out in the section of the Copenhagen Accord that included a pledge from the world’s highly developed states to …

Green hydrogen

The vast renewable energy potential across the African continent, combined with Europe’s ambitious production and import targets, is reshaping energy pathways and challenging established norms. Moreover, Africa and Europe have taken the reins in driving the global green hydrogen economy, marking a landmark shift in energy dynamics. …

Renewable energy in Africa
  • Africa’s energy sector is at a crossroads but it has the chance to lead the global shift to sustainable power.
  • Africa is forging a cleaner, brighter future through renewables, innovation, community engagement, and resilience.
  • For Africa, collaborations with global partners can light the way past the current sustainable energy financial hurdles.

Africa, known for its diverse landscapes and rich cultural mix, is now emerging as a key player in the global transition to sustainable energy sources.

As the world grapples with the challenges of climate change and seeks to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels, the African continent finds itself at a critical juncture in its energy journey.

With abundant renewable resources, innovative technologies, and a growing commitment to sustainable development, Africa is poised to lead the way in the global shift towards clean and green energy.

Africa boasts an abundance of renewable energy resources, including ample sunshine, strong winds, …