Shouldn’t We Be Watching Africa’s Energy Consumption? on the ACOEL BlogMarch 13, 2013
Eileen Millett, Counsel in the Litigation and Health Care and Life Sciences practices, in the New York office, wrote a blog post titled "Shouldn't We Be Watching Africa's Energy Consumption?"
Following is an excerpt:
We've all seen the head shaking over how energy conservation efforts in the United States are dwarfed by energy consumption increases in India and China. But, what about Africa?
The African continent, with close to 600 million people, 15% of the world's population, now consumes about 3% of world energy production. However, Africa's energy picture is changing rapidly due to growing investment, upgraded infrastructure, and success in tackling corruption. Africa always rich in natural resources, is expected to replace more basic energy sources with more efficient and environmentally friendly sources like oil and gas. However, huge areas in Africa — the Sudan, Uganda and even Kenya lack national electricity grid systems. But improving infrastructure and abundant energy resources hold promise for the future.