20 Feb '12, 1pm

Innovation and Diversification Are Key for Kenya's Renewable Energy Industry

The new study by Christian Aid, an international agency that seeks solutions to chronic poverty in various nations says that empowering communities in rural areas in Kenya to produce power through renewable, cleaner sources could reduce overreliance on hydropower and fully exploit the renewable energy potential while offering opportunity to unlock economic growth. “Participation of local communities in renewable energy technology projects such as small/micro hydro, wind, solar, bagasse cogeneration and improved stoves could increase energy security and mitigate against climate change effects that badly affect the hydro power generation technology,” says Alison Doig, the report’s lead author and senior climate change advisor at Christian aid. Doig states that decentralized renewable energy projects would be beneficial in terms of mitigating the risk of climate change, poor ...

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