New report on powering Africa
Africa is struggling to meet its demand for electricity.
According to the World Bank less than 25 percent of Sub-Saharan households have access to electricity, falling to 10 percent in rural areas.
Africa needs electricity to grow its economy, drive development and tackle poverty.
Traditionally fossil fuels have been used to meet countries' energy needs. But fossil fuels drive dangerous climate change and are becoming increasingly expensive.
A sustainable, affordable, reliable solution
Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariffs (REFiTs) have increased renewable energy around the world. REFiTs support renewable projects by guaranteeing to buy all the electricity produced.
- Transform energy systems
- Boost development
- Empower communities
- Improve access to clean energy for everyone
- Avoid contributing to dangerous climate change
65 countries currently have REFiT projects. These are mainly in Europe, but Africa has a lot of untapped renewable energy potential.
Find out more
Friends of the Earth has co-produced a report exploring how REFiTs work on the ground in Africa.
Based on these experiences, it also provides recommendations for future projects.
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