Revolutions are, as a rule, rare and momentous processes. But across the African continent the potential is ripe for a clean energy revolution that upsets and leapfrogs the old fossil-fuel order.
Globally, clean energy technology has developed at a rapid pace, and costs have plummeted – so much so that a predominately clean energy future that brings energy access to all is not only possible, but even profitable.
… the rapid emergence of renewable energy has made it likely to move Africa to a future dominated by cost-effective renewable, low-carbon electricity.
The fossil fuel industry believes that renewable energy is too expensive to implement in Africa. Power plantimage via Shutterstock. Reproduced at Resilience.org with permission.
worldwide, renewables in fair competition (no subsidies and no corruption) generally cost less than any other new electricity source and many existing ones.
… energy is starting to look a lot like mobile phones as distributed solutions leapfrog outdated and ineffective centralised networks.