27 Jun '17, 7am

Kick-starting an African clean energy revolution - one pedal at a time - The Ecologist

Kick-starting an African clean energy revolution - one pedal at a time - The Ecologist

Climate change is something that affects the world's poorest people the most, and if our efforts to tackle it are to be effective they need to be led by grassroots support from the Global South Despite being one of Africa's most rapidly developing countries, many Kenyans still face the problem of limited energy access. The quickest way for these Kenyans to get power is to harness the natural resources of wind and sun that their country has in abundance. It is much quicker and cheaper to erect solar panels and wind turbines than wait for a vast fossil fuel infrastructure to be built, much of which will never reach the remotest corners of the country. It's also vital for efforts to curb climate change that the developing nations like Kenya leapfrog the climate warming hydrocarbon fuels of the past. The Clean Energy Cycling Caravan, consisting of 10 riders, is powering its wa...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2989074/ki...

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