Tuesday, 22 August 2017 00:00

The EU’s “hijacking” of an African clean energy initiative threatens to leave millions in the dark

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A US$10 billion initiative to boost energy in Africa by adding 10 gigawatts of renewables on the continent by 2020 is facing an uncertain future, as civil society groups have clashed with the European Commission and France over how to run the program. 

The African Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) was conceived at the 2015 COP21 climate summit in Paris, where world leaders agreed to slash greenhouse gases by investing in renewable energy. However, African civil society organisations (CSOs) now accuse Europe of “hijacking” the initiative. [ Read More ]

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