Namibia goes for clean energy route

Namibia

Africa possesses huge potential when it comes to the production of alternative energies. Hydropower alone could cover the current electricity requirements of the entire continent. Nonetheless, fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas continue to be the biggest sources of power.The energy supply situation in Namibia is also largely dependent on fossil fuels, although sustainable concepts are gradually evolving there. Those people looking for the ideal solution have in the process come up with many smaller-scale solutions that, it is hoped, will make the country a future model of sustainable energy production. There’s the first biomass power plant in southern Africa, for example, and another project that supplies families with solar power generators.

The current problem with Namibia, countries that are in a similar dilemma, is that they lack the capacity for large-scale energy like Nuclear, don’t have significant oil resources, thus they have to find other sources of energy and renewable energy is the most economical for meeting their energy needs. This is also highlights the problem of lacking nationwide infrastructure, which if available would allow centralization of energy output, which would reduce the cost of energy.

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