Monday, October 5, 2015

Africa: IRENA Report Calls for 3 GW of Geothermal Energy by 2030

Africa Can Quadruple Share of Renewable Energy by 2030 (IRENA - Press Release)

Modern renewable energy technologies could feasibly meet 22 per cent of Africa’s energy needs within 15 years

The African continent could generate nearly a quarter of its energy needs through the use of indigenous, clean, renewable energy by 2030, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Africa 2030 – a comprehensive roadmap for Africa’s energy transition – finds that a combination of modern renewable technology could realistically meet 22 per cent of Africa’s energy needs by 2030, a more than a four-fold increase from just five per cent in 2013. The report also finds that scaling up modern renewables in Africa is an affordable means to help meet fast-growing energy demand while increasing energy access, improving health and achieving sustainability goals. Download the full report.

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