Between 2010 and 2012, foreign investment into Africa’s bioenergy sector has all but dried up, according to this report. None of the 118 projects initiated across the continent that PANGEA identified in its foundation report in 2008 has been successfully implemented, and a combination of regulatory uncertainty and media pressure has “deflated the wave of enthusiasm” initiated by the bioenergy mandates of the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive. In this report, PANGEA has investigated and evaluated the economic, political, and social barriers faced by potential investors into Africa’s bioenergy sector.

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Renewable energy