Sub-Saharan Africa's energy sector can be improved to unlock a better life for its citizens. This report describes one of the most poorly understood parts of the global energy system, offers an authoritative study of its future prospects - broken down by fuel, sector and sub-region - and shows how investment in the sub-Saharan energy sector can stimulate rapid economic and social development across the region.
30 October 2014, EurActiv
International Energy Agency chief economist Dr Fatih Birol said there would be a “substantial” amount of new liquefied natural gas (LNG) potential in Sub-Saharan Africa. “Investment in liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects could significantly enhance the diversification of gas imports to Europe,” he said. Half of the overall increase in gas output would go to domestic power generation and industry, but that would still leave plenty to export to Europe. “Sub-Saharan Africa will remain a cornerstone of global oil markets while emerging as a major new player in the natural gas markets,” Birol said.
23 October 2014, Financial Times
Natural gas demand in Europe is likely to remain weak for almost two decades, according to the chief economist at the International Energy Agency, casting doubt on the continent’s ability to diversify its energy supplies and achieve climate change goals at an affordable cost.
22 October 2014, Petroleum Economist
Sub-Saharan Africa will need $3 trillion of investment in new energy infrastructure by 2030 if the region is to raise hundreds of millions out of poverty and sustain economic growth, a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) said. In the IEA's Africa Energy Outlook published on 13 October, the agency said spending on energy and infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa would need to be doubled to $110 billion per year to give millions of Africans access to affordable electricity.
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