Can African nations springboard past the US, China and Europe in the quest to deploy renewable energy technologies? Writing for Nature, environmental journalist Erica Gies explores the question and discovers that some African nations, including Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco and South Africa, are ready to do just that. But if Africa is going to go green, it will need large investments and a reliable power grid to get electricity into customers’ homes. getAbstract recommends this analysis to environmentalists and investors.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why Africa wants to ramp up energy production,
- Why the continent is scoping out renewable energy and
- How a mix of “power delivery options” could help get green energy into homes.
About the Author
Erica Gies is a freelance journalist. She’s been covering science and environment issues for more than 14 years.