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Clean Energy, Climate Change And The Essence Of Poverty Reduction: Part II

Some countries on the continent - including Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa that are already implementing climate-resilient, low-carbon developments, most of them through IPPs By Michael Tichareva This week I continue with our discussion on the 2015 Africa Progress Report (“APR”) produced by the Africa Progress Panel (“APP”). Earlier I introduced Part I of the discussion in the previous article, where I highlighted the fact that Africa can take a leadership role in developing clean energy to power Africa whilst accelerating economic development and reducing poverty. Reader, subscribers, followers and fans will have seen where I gave various startling statistics showing the state of affairs and how the poorest in Africa are paying amongst the highest cost of energy in the World, sometimes up to 80 times more. I highlighted both challenges and opportunities.

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