Africa Clean Energy Corridors to reduce pollution on continent

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Solar volatic panels in Thies, Senegal. UN Photo/Sean Sprague

An initiative to deliver cleaner energy to African households will help reduce pollution and dependency on diesel and other fossil fuels says

Elijah Sichone, Executive Secretary of RERA (The Regional Electricity Regulators Association of Southern Africa).

Nineteen Ministers from the southern African region endorsed the Africa Clean Energy Corridor initiative or ACEC at the United Nations Climate Summit on Tuesday.

According to the UN, four-fifths of all electricity in eastern and southern Africa is generated from gas, oil or coal.

Mr Sichone told Jocelyne Sambira that renewable energy was the way to go but began by describing the extent of the problem.

Duration:  2’37″

 

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