Africa plans renewable energy drive that could make continent world’s cleanest

Regional leaders get behind initiative to accelerate solar, hydro, wind and geothermal energy production, to reduce reliance on coal and cut emissions

An Africa-wide mega-scale initiative backed by all African heads of state should see the continent greatly increase its renewable energy over the next 15 years.

The African Renewable Energy Initiative (Arei) plans to develop at least 10 GW of new renewable energy generation capacity by 2020, and at least 300 GW by 2030, potentially making the continent the cleanest in the world.

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via http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/dec/07/africa-plans-renewable-energy-initiative-solar-hydro-cut-emissions

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