Africans Deflect Biden’s Demand To End Fossil Fuel Use

Posted: April 18, 2021 by oldbrew in climate, Energy, opinion, Politics
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By Duggan Flanakin ~

As the merger of climate change and COVID panic materializes in front of our eyes, “global leaders” have found plenty developing world voices to join the crusade to “save the planet” from carbon (dioxide) “pollution.” But like their Chinese and Indian counterparts, many Africans, from heads of state to captains of industry and beyond, intend to expand, not shrink, reliance on fossil fuels to build their economies.

According to Oxford University researcher Galina Alova, “Africa’s electricity demand is set to increase significantly as the continent strives to industrialise and improve the well-being of its people,” but those who hope for rapid decarbonization in Africa will likely be disappointed.

Alova’s research found that Africa is likely to double its electricity generation by 2030, with fossil fuels providing two-thirds of the total, hydroelectric another 18 percent, and non-hydro renewables providing less than 10 percent.

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Comments
  1. Kip Hansen says:

    This has always been a “given” — anyone who has spent appreciable time in a Third World (Developing) nation knows that the lack of 24/7 access to electrical power is the primary culprit in holding back development and raising standards of living.

    And, just “No!” — a tiny solar panel and a single lightbulb/phone charger does not meet the real world need — it is less than a bandaid, it is a excuse to avoid solving the real problem.

  2. Gamecock says:

    Renewable energy is decadent. Third world people can’t afford it. Biden is a colonialist. It’s bad enough interfering with indigenous people; giving them bad advise is horrid.

    Mr Hansen, I would suggest that much has to be done BEFORE electrification can be considered in third world countries. Like property rights. Like a money economy. Like a functioning highway system of transport. Like a military/police authority who won’t just go out and steal power cables.

  3. Mack says:

    I note that the Brazilians have recently said that they might be willing to ‘strive’ to get to net zero at some point in the distant future but want $7 billion per annum from the West as a bung, sorry I mean in upfront financial support, in order to try really, really hard to get there. No matter what Biden and Kerry think, the West’s climate war chest has already been looted by their own troughers. Aside from I.O.U’s, I can’t see where the funds will be imagined from to fund the kind of support developing countries are demanding to match alarmist aspirations. Cue more fudging, lip service, and obfuscation as developing nations continue to do what’s best for their own people.

  4. Kip Hansen says:

    Gamecock ==> Obviously, the developing world, especially at the lower end of development, need many many things to be improved at once. Governments that provide basic essentials: Rule of Law, Basic Property Rights, Stable Economies (currency). Most nations have highways, not like the US, but usable transport systems in any case.

    But basic electrification is the big game changer for all these nations — it promotes food safety, jobs, home and village-based industry, small manufacturing, education — nearly everything people need to improve their family situation. Denying essential power systems is to deny long-term gains and forces poverty on entire peoples.

  5. JB says:

    Afrikaners have been restricted and exploited for years in a manner to withhold personal affluence. Resource hungry nations have interfered in their natural development in order to keep the population “controlled” and exploit their rich natural resources. The last thing these power mongering exploiters want is more competitors for what they covet most.

    I hope they all get together for a change and throw the bass turds out intervening in their development.

  6. Coeur de Lion says:

    It’s very racist to deny those folk their electricity. So play off one aspect of wokism against another

  7. oldbrew says:

    Supply of secondhand motors from developed countries will be drying up in a few decades, or so it seems as of now – unless poorer countries have somewhere to plug EVs in by then.

  8. Gamecock says:

    You aren’t getting it, Mr Hansen. Electrification is a result, not a cause.

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