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Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development in Africa: a review

Abstract: 
"Renewable energy usage in Africa has been reviewed using South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria and Mali as case studies. The various national energy policies of these countries were analysed and areas that require attention to achieve sustainability were highlighted. On the overall, the success of sustainable development in Africa lies in addressing the imminent energy crisis in the continent. Excessive usage of fuel wood is already creating considerable environmental problems especially in the Sahel. Africa has all the potentials to solve its energy problems if appropriate infrastructural support can be provided for harnessing the abundant renewable resources in the continent, and if skills are pooled together and experiences shared in addressing the key issues."
Author: 
I.M. Bugaje
Institution: 
Department of Chemical Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
Year: 
2006
Input By: 
Reshma R Rao
Affiliation: 
MIT
Domains-Issue Area: 
Region(s): 
Industry Focus: 
Energy
Country: 
South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria and Mali
Datatype(s): 
Case Studies