Energy in Africa

Challenges and Opportunities

by Manfred Hafner, Simone Tagliapietra, Lucia de Strasser

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Book Description

This book presents a picture of the current energy challenges on the African continent (and the Sub-Saharan region in particular) and proposes pathways to an accelerated energy transition. Starting with an analysis of the status quo and the outlook for Africa's energy demand and energy access, it provides an account of the available resources, including hydrocarbons and renewable energy resources, which are playing an increasingly crucial role. It then moves on to analyze the level of investment required to scale-up Africa's energy systems, shedding light on the key barriers and elaborating on potential solutions. It also provides a suggestion for improving the effectiveness of EU–Africa cooperation. While mainly intended for policymakers and academics, this book also speaks to a broader audience interested in gaining an overview of the challenges and opportunities of the African energy sector today and in the future.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Energy in Africa ebook for free in PDF format (4.2 MB).

Book Details

Subject
Engineering and Technology
Publisher
Springer
Published
2018
Pages
125
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319922188
ISBN10
3319922181
ISBN13 Digital
9783319922195
ISBN10 Digital
331992219X
PDF Size
4.2 MB
License
CC BY

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