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Africa’s Renewable Energy Use to Rise Four-Fold by 2030

Africa is quickly adapting to modern renewable energy sources, and could more than quadruple renewable energy use to 22 per cent e by 2030, up from five per cent in 2013, says a new report.

Dolf Gielen, the director of innovation and technology at the United Arab Emirates-based International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which produced the report, says Africa is currently among the leading markets for modern renewable energy sources.

“Today Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco and South Africa are among the leading markets [of renewable energy], but many smaller countries also have ambitious targets,” notes Gielen, quoting IRENA’s Africa 2030: Roadmap to a renewable energy future report released in October.



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