African Energy Forum

From pv journal in France

The twenty sixth version of the Africa Energy Forum (AEF) kicked off on Tuesday on the Fira de Montjuïc in Barcelona. For 4 days, from June 25 to twenty-eight, greater than 2,000 decision-makers gathered across the theme: “The vitality methods of the long run, balancing the wants of Africa with the objectives of the world.”

Concretely, African governments, utilities and regulators are introduced along with monetary establishments, banks, vitality builders, expertise suppliers, EPCs and vitality business professionals. The others 150 exhibitors attended the occasion and over 300 invited audio system participated in spherical desk discussions.

While renewable vitality has a distinguished place within the discussions, AEF additionally gives an entire program targeted on gasoline. The opening convention, the place pv journal participated, asking the query: “The gasoline drawback in Africa: is it a cause for switch or not?

Although no clear conclusion could be made, it appears clear that with solely 5% of world greenhouse gasoline emissions, Africa doesn’t current the identical vitality transition challenges as Europe, which accounts for 15%. Above all, the reserves and their exploitation are primarily linked to the exports of the extra polluting economies and about two-thirds of the brand new fossil gas initiatives developed within the continent are carried out by overseas multinational.

“It is feasible for Africa to do with out fossil fuels when the remainder of the world doesn’t,” sums up Dan Croft of the International Finance Corporation, a subsidiary of the World Bank.

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