This paper sets out to examine the possibilities and barriers for expanding sustainable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa and whether or not the UN initiative Sustainable Energy for All can ensure a good and forward-looking energy planning. SSA is in ownership of the necessary natural resources i.e. the limiting factor in the spread of re-newable energy is to a much higher degree technological, economic and political. Government effectiveness i.e. good governance is stronger related to the electrification in SSA than in the non-SSA-countries. Corruption appears to have a more important negative effect on the rate of access to electricity than in non-SSA-countries and if you compare SSA and non-SSA-countries with the same proportion of the population living in rural areas you will in SSA on aver-age have more people without access to electricity than in non-SSA. Thus the main limiting factor in SSA is establishing a sufficient political framework. It has been relatively easy to find proclamations about how SE4ALL is going to “change the game” and what the end goals are. However, how these goals are to be reached is much more difficult to see. All in all, there is a great risk that SE4ALL is going to end up as more talk than real action espe-cially in regard to the rural areas as the initiative is compiled and formulated today.
|Uddannelser||TekSam - miljøplanlægning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||26 jun. 2013|
- vedvarende energi SSA SE4ALL