East African countries may soon emerge as global leaders in green energy, if efforts put by the various governments to exploit sources of renewable energy are attained.
Various stakeholders attending the East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) in Nairobi yesterday agreed that universal access to affordable energy could only be achieved by exploiting clean energy. Energy and Petroleum Principal Secretary Joseph Njoroge said the Government is committed to using renewable energy to access modern energy. “The Government of Kenya is committed to increasing access to modern energy, and will use Renewable Energy solutions as much as possible,” said Eng Njoroge while addressing delegates. He said there are several ongoing projects to tap into green energy. “I see a lot of development in the clean power market in the area, but also a lot of isolated initiatives,” explained Jonker Klunne, Clean Power East Africa chairman.