World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development | VOL. 7

Energy investments and sustainable development in Africa

Publication Date Aug 1, 2010


There is no lack of energy sources in Africa ‐ especially fossil fuels ‐ however many countries in Sub‐Saharan Africa continue to be plagued by energy shortages. This can seriously impede productivity particularly in SME’s and add to energy costs through the need for investment in own generating capacity. In addition the transmission systems are often expensive due to ‘down time’ and this also raises production costs. It also raises costs for households that are effectively forced to generate their own power. This chapter examines three dimensions of the energy ‘gap’ in the context of a number of countries. First, will investment in energy capacity lead to sustainable GDP growth? Second, would investment in renewable or ‘green’ energy capacity make a significant difference? And third, is energy output really such an essential prerequisite for sustainable economic growth?


Sustainable Development In Africa Fossil Fuels Energy Investments Energy Shortages Energy Capacity Sustainable Growth Energy Output Energy Sustainable Development Sustainable Development Costs For Households

Round-ups are the summaries of handpicked papers around trending topics published every week. These would enable you to scan through a collection of papers and decide if the paper is relevant to you before actually investing time into reading it.

Climate change Research Articles published between Jan 23, 2023 to Jan 29, 2023

R DiscoveryJan 30, 2023
R DiscoveryArticles Included:  3

Climate change adaptation has shifted from a single-dimension to an integrative approach that aligns with vulnerability and resilience concepts. Adapt...

Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

You can also read COVID related content on R COVID-19

R ProductsCOVID-19


Creating the world’s largest AI-driven & human-curated collection of research, news, expert recommendations and educational resources on COVID-19

COVID-19 Dashboard

Disclaimer: All third-party content on this website/platform is and will remain the property of their respective owners and is provided on “as is” basis without any warranties, express or implied. Use of third-party content does not indicate any affiliation, sponsorship with or endorsement by them. Any references to third-party content is to identify the corresponding services and shall be considered fair use under The Copyright Law.