Powering Africa Without Burning It: Renewable Energy To The Rescue

Africa has seen a push for renewable energy, with significant growth in geothermal and solar power. Indeed, the presumed reserves of Africa’s solar energy are estimated to account for almost 40% of the global total, making Africa the most sun-rich continent in the world. However, most of the continent still uses dirty energy, and recently some African countries are looking to invest in coal, and expensive fossil fuel pipelines. What is slowing down the transition to clean energy? At COP26 in Glasgow, a lot of commitments were made on Net-Zero transition by the year 2050. How realistic are those commitments? How does Africa get on track?