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Kenya, Togo, Bangladesh tipped on ending energy poverty 

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenya, Togo and Bangladesh should invest more in standalone power generation projects like solar mini-grids and biogas to ensure easy access to clean lighting and cooking energy, thus ending energy poverty, an organization said Tuesday.

“We are talking about 76 percent of people in some of these regions depending on biomass like firewood for their cooking,” said Jechoniah Kitala, the Kenya manager for Practical Action Consulting.

“The health implications are severe because of inhaling this smoke,” he said, explaining that prolonged exposure to smoke from firewood and charcoal has largely impacted poor people.

Harvesting of firewood in the forests means they are being depleted at a time when climate change, which can be slowed by planting more trees, is wrenching the environment.

Kitala was speaking in Nairobi on Tuesday when launching the report titled: Poor People’s Energy Outlook 2017, which was done after research in the three countries.

The report finds out that for adequate investments in clean energy, governments of these three countries will need to invest at least 72 U.S. dollars per person per year up to the year 2030.

The report notes that these investments should be scaled up in building more solar powered mini-grids, investing in standalone household solar projects, making liquid petroleum gas affordable, expanding existing national grid to cover more rural areas, and investing in solar cooking solutions, among others. 

             

 

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