Lessons from Africa for a Clean Energy Future

Mar 12, 2023

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Recording: Lessons from Africa for a Clean Energy Future, Mar 12, 2023

Geopolitical volatility is disrupting the clean energy transition in the world’s richest countries, putting gas supplies at risk and raising fears about nuclear security. Simultaneously, the transition in Africa has long faced its own challenges including profound economic and infrastructure limitations and a critical need to provide electricity access to 600 million + Africans who lack it.
In these times of global turmoil, what can the world’s top economies learn from the tech, innovation, grit and problem solving that’s driving Africa’s clean energy future? Why is Africa’s future on track to feature minimal pumped gas, nuclear and electricity pylons? How is energy poverty being tackled from the bottom up, working towards a clean, resilient and agile sustainable energy system?

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Abraham Cambridge

Sun Exchange

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Emily McAteer

Odyssey Energy Solutions

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Rethabile Melamu

South African Solar PV Association

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Rebekah Shirley

World Resources Institute (WRI)

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