Energy Futures in Eastern Africa

Energy Futures in Eastern Africa

Energy For Whom? Scenarios in Eastern Africa
Jan 01, 2019 by
The Society for International Development
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Get your copy at Heinrich Boell Stiftung,Nairobi Office
Whereas the momentum of economic development in the 20th century depended on abundant fossil fuels and centralized electric power, countries are now revisiting their energy strategies to reduce the risks of unpredictable climate change. Our countries are not exempt from this dilemma. Should they continue to power their transition from agricultural to industrial societies by exploiting fossil fuels and centralized power? Or is a different energy system possible? Which investments will get priority? Who will benefit from whatever energy system is put into place, and who will be the biggest losers? 
 
Produced by the Society for International Development (SID) with the support of  Heinrich Böll Stiftung, East and Horn of Africa Regional Office, this booklet presents and explores possible scenarios that could unfold in four Eastern African countries. The analysis and three stories presented imagine practical future scenarios for energy and how these would affect energy poverty in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania.
 

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Amayo Passy

A very interesting analysis of the current Eastern Africa energy system, and possible future energy developments and what these might mean for the health of the planet, the current energy poverty experienced by millions and race against global warming.

I invite you to download the booklet, and invite you to join us in using it as a tool to stimulate discussion about our energy choices, test energy policies and investments today and in the future.