Tuesday, 13 February 2018

East Africa: Climate Change Pushes Producers to Alternative Energy Off-Grid Solutions

Source: "Changing Climate Pushes Producers to Alternative Energy", The East African, 10th February 2018, by Julius Barigaba

Julius Barigaba reported, "Climate change is pushing governments and players in the energy sector to innovate and diversify their sources of power. Power producers are now lighting homes, businesses and public buildings using off-grid innovations. (...) In addition to the 600MW Karuma and 183MW Isimba hydropower projects set to come onstream later this year, Uganda is also pursuing a more diversified energy mix in order to meet its target of increasing installed capacity to 2,500MW by 2020. The country is making greater use of other renewable sources including medium and small-scale hydropower, biomass, solar, and geothermal. (...)"

Read more at: http://allafrica.com/stories/201802110005.html