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Renewables on the Rise in Sub Saharan Africa

Geoff Riley

17th July 2017

With each passing day we see fresh evidence of the growing scale of investment into renewable energy in Sub Saharan Africa.

I am curating some of these stories as they appear and I hope they might be a useful gateway for students and teachers exploring the economic and environmental significance of expanding the stock of renewable energy infrastructure, output and incomes for fast-growing emerging countries on the continent. 

According to the United Nations, electricity demand in Africa is projected to triple by 2030, offering huge potential for upscaling renewable energy, investments of (US)$70 billion.


The race to solar power Africa (New Yorker)

Energy diversity a priority across Africa (African Review)

Check out some of these stories:

Can the African continent every get close to Germany's remarkable performance in the first six months of 2017?

Read: Germany to boost green energy in Africa - but will it work?

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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