Africa Could Be Locked Into Fossil Fuel Future, Warns New Report  ForbesView Full coverage on Google News
As wealthy countries go green and decarbonize their energy systems, African nations are locking in increasing greenhouse gas emissions as they strive to double energy production, with potential implications for global climate action, a new study has warned.As wealthy countries go green and decarbonize their energy systems, African nations are locking in increasing greenhouse gas emissions as they strive to double energy production, with potential implications for global climate action, a new study has warned.

Africa Could Be Locked Into Fossil Fuel Future, Warns New Report

The amount of non-hydro renewables such as solar in Africa is likely to remain below 10% in 2030, although there are significant regional differences. The amount of non-hydro renewables such as solar in Africa is likely to remain below 10% in 2030, although there are significant regional differences.

Renewable generation to remain below 10% in Africa by 2030 | PV Tech

Hopes that Africa could "leapfrog" fossil fuels and move to renewables are not being realised.Hopes that Africa could "leapfrog" fossil fuels and move to renewables are not being realised.

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Researchers led by Oxford University have put together a comprehensive forecast of energy developments across the African continent up to 2030. Based on analysis of data on more than 3,000 power plant projects across 54 countries, the report predicts a doubling of generation capacity in Africa over the next decade, with fossil fuel projects to represent 60% of the total. Based on this, the authors warn of the need for both the public and private sectors to change to tack to avoid a missed opportunity for renewable energy.Researchers led by Oxford University have put together a comprehensive forecast of energy developments across the African continent up to 2030. Based on analysis of data on more than 3,000 power plant projects across 54 countries, the report predicts a doubling of generation capacity in Africa over the next decade, with fossil fuel projects to represent 60% of the total. Based on this, the authors warn of the need for both the public and private sectors to change to tack to avoid a missed opportunity for renewable energy.

Fossils fuels to lead as Africa doubles its energy capacity this decade – pv magazine International

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