Sustainable green environment is an environment at its high rank of safety and comfortability for its inhabitants in continuous progression in development, and placing itself on the same page with the developing/developed environs, meeting their standard through the laid down sustainable development goals.
Africa is a richly blessed with fossil-based (crude oil) and renewable energy sources (wind, hydro power, geothermal, tidal wave, Biomass etc.), However, a continued dependence on oil and gas along with traditional biomass combustion for energy will bring considerable social, economic and environmental constraints in that it mostly causes depletion of the Ozone layer thereby making the environment unfriendly to its inhabitants in its harshness. Combating today’s energy challenge on the continent of Africa requires a firm commitment to the accelerated use of modern renewable energy sources, which is clean and will therefore reduce drastically the emission of greenhouse gases and other such gases and finding solution whereby renewable energy will be considerably cheaper than non-renewable energy.
Some part of African countries has also set ambitious renewable energy targets. Others are following suit, and renewable energy is on the rise across the continent, and there’s need for all part of African countries to join in the quest for the new development for a sustainable environment by the reduction of the fossil based energy source to a clean and safe renewable energy sources. The campaign (SDG 7 & 13) undertaken by the SGE initiatives team is at work to proclaim to the leaders in Africa and advocate for the environment and its inhabitants.
Africa’s economy is fast growing at an unprecedented speed. One of the centric challenges as African countries continue to grow and develop is energy: meeting rising demand for power, transport and other uses in a way that is economically sustainable and safeguards livelihoods. Economic growth, changing lifestyles and the need for reliable modern energy access is expected to require energy supply to be at least doubled by 2030. For electricity it might even have to triple. Africa is richly endowed with renewable energy sources, and the time is right for sound planning to ensure the right energy mix. Decisions made today will shape the continent’s energy use of decades to come said Adnan Amin the Director General of IRENA.
This campaign is targeted towards development of Countries in Africa, majorly the underdeveloped ones to meet up with other nations in its continent, and thereby geometrically will develop the continent itself to meet up with the western world by endorsing and embracing renewable energy sources in its fullness of availability in the Black nations.
This campaign is advocating for a firm commitment to the accelerated use of modern renewable energy sources, which is clean and will therefore reduce drastically the emission of greenhouse gases and other such gases and finding solution whereby renewable energy will be considerably cheaper than non-renewable energy in Africa. To bring into reality a sustainable green environment through renewable energy resources in Africa requires finding the right policies and incentives and multi-stakeholder collaboration at home and abroad.
There are lots of advantages in meeting up the challenge and here are some: Modern renewables can eliminate power shortages, inspire industries to grow, bring electricity and development opportunities to rural areas, create more jobs, create entrepreneurs and support the ongoing lifestyle changes across the continent, foster a cost-effective transformation to a more secure and sustainable power sector, SGE with full support of the Governments of each nationality in Africa will continue to campaign on the Importance of Renewable energy sources in creating a Sustainable Green Environment in Our Continent Africa through our campaigns.
The four major technologies to harness Africa’s abundant renewable resources are of great importance and crucial to sustainability of green environment and the technologies are;
- Biomass potential
- Energy Crops for Liquid Biofuels