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Media Coverage Apr 06, 2024

Energy for Africa

Energy Switch, Season 4 Episode 6
Making Markets Work

Originally published by PBS for the Energy Switch series, April 6, 2024.

Six hundred million people in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have modern energy — so African nations are working to develop their energy resources. For many, the energy they do have comes from hydro. But Africa also has huge volumes of natural gas. Some funders, concerned about emissions, don’t want them to develop it. Others consider it essential to lift Africa’s people out of poverty.