Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Energy Poverty in Africa

 Africa accounts for only six percent of global energy demand,

 And a little more than three percent of electricity demand.

The continent has the lowest per capital electricity consumption in the world.

 Out of 790mn people without access to electricity globally, 565mn (72%) are in Africa.

It has been projected that Africans without access to electricity will increase by 30mn in 2020 owing to COVID-19.

900mn people in Africa lack access to clean cooking, which excludes them from economic and health benefits that come with access to clean cooking.

Kevin Kariuki, vice-president power, energy and green growth at the African Development Bank (AfDB)

bne IntelliNews - Africa accounts for just 6% of global energy demand

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