Don’t put the brakes on clean energy revolution

The Standard

Kenya has ambitious plans to become a middle-income country by 2030. That is the cornerstone of the country’s bold Vision 2030 aspiration. The realisation of this dream will be largely fuelled by sufficient and reliable energy, to fire up Kenya’s economy to join the league of industrialised nations, writes Mohamed Adow.

But even as we strive to scale the Vision 2030 developmental heights, it should not be lost on us that Kenya is one of the 193 United Nations member states that endorsed and adopted the agenda that laid the ground for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015.

What is worrying, however, is the suspicious publication of prohibitive regulations by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (Epra) soon after the announcement of Kenya Power’s dismal performance and its fear that more consumers could ditch it for solar power. Kenyans should not be punished for seeking affordable and cleaner energy.

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