- The Institute for Energy Security (IES) has argued that it would be beneficial for Africa to switch to renewable energy
- It explained that the continent's decision-makers need to do more to ensure that they are put to judicious use
- IES further noted that there has been a gradual fall in the costs associated with renewable energy
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The Institute for Energy Security (IES) has called for the transition to renewable energy for Africans.
It explained that the move is in Africa’s interest and policymakers need to ensure that available renewable energy resources are put to use.
The IES noted that Western and Oriental countries have taken the lead with respect to the use of such resources, considering the costs it saves them.
A citibusinessnews.com report shows that the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have advocated for bio-energy, geothermal, and hydro-power technologies.
The IES further revealed that the costs associated with renewable energy keep falling and renewable power generation has become a default choice for those interested in reducing the cost of power generation.
Reliable and affordable power supply, it went on, needs to be used more, as measures are implemented to ensure the expansion of power infrastructure.
In other news, a legal practitioner, David Ofosu-Dorte, has called on African leaders to take immediate steps to ensure the implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) initiative.
According to him, countries that are ready to get started with it should take the lead and others will follow in due time.
He explained that, at present, 28 out of the 55 countries on the continent are ready to translate the vision into reality.
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