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Africa's Renewable Future: The Path to Sustainable Growth

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Africa's renewable energy power potential is substantially larger than the current and projected power consumption of the continent. Local geothermal, solar thermal and bioenergy resources have an important role to play in covering future heat demand. Domestic biofuels and renewable energy-based electrification of urban public transport can contribute significantly to transport needs. To successfully harness these abundant resources, a better understanding and mapping of the available resources is needed to help governments establish ambitious yet realistic targets and effective supporting policies. This report contributes to this process.