Climate change and Renewable Energy transition in Africa: Can Ghana learn from Kenya?
They explain that more than 90% of the factors that influence climate change is human-induced and it is safe to propose that, good control over the activities of man could lead to a reduction in the effects of climate change.
In the European Commission’s (n.d) webpage report on climate change, the Commission informs that leading climate scientists believe carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions—which before the era of the industrial revolution, were in rather sustainable natural concentrations—have significantly increased owing to the burning of fossil fuels to operate industries and the mass cutting down of trees which deplete the storehouse for CO2 in the atmosphere.
These activities have over the years, been addressed through education and in search for restoration strategies of the climate-change cycle, the global community birthed a transition to clean renewable energy sources from the major practice of burning fossil fuels to produce energy. This has been a well-pursued movement with some countries performing better than others presumably because of a variety of factors surrounding their renewable energy transition. Though it may be easy to assume that the issue of funding of individual countries is an all-powerful determinant of success in renewable energy transition, it will be a rather limiting notion as other factors like policy regimes and even simple attitude and commitment held towards the campaign to address climate change may also prove to be relevant in our discussion.
Donor agencies operating in Kenya made solar panel technology of choice in rural locations where electricity was required for activities such as vaccine refrigeration, school lighting and water pumping. As at the time Kenya sought to connect its rural areas, that period was marked by a very intensive search for renewable technologies.