A New Environmentally-Sound Energy Strategy for the Development of Sub-Saharan Africa


by Summary of Report of the African Energy Experts Meeting, Nairobi, Kenya, 18th May 1992

Issue: 29


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Abstract

Summary of Report of the African Energy Experts Meeting, Nairobi, Kenya, 18th May 1992 Biomass dominates the energy sector in Sub-Saharan Africa. For many African countries, it accounts for 50% to 90% of their total national energy supply. Although biomass can be an environmentally-sound source of energy for the region, current practices of biomass production, transformation and end-uses are unsustainable and have adverse effects on Africa's environment...


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