African Energy Experts Dismiss UK Climate Science Denial Group’s ‘Misleading’ Report

Zak Derler and Maina Waruru, DeSmog

Climate and energy experts from sub-Saharan Africa have dismissed a new report that argues fossil fuels are the solution to energy poverty in the region.

…But Mohamed Adow, Founding Director of Nairobi-based thinktank Power Shift Africa, suggests this is an uninformed view of the continent.

“Africa is blessed with renewable energy and does not need fossil fuels to help people access energy and create growth,” he said. “The cost of renewables has come down significantly and is much lower than that of fossil fuels, so we Africans need to ignore such voices and increase investment in clean energy”.

Adow told DeSmog that the continent will not be “misled” by climate science deniers. Increasing energy access to build resilience can “only be done through sustainable energy”, he argues.

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