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Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority

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Urgent Concerns Regarding Fuel Prices and Clean Energy Innovation in Kenya

I write to express my deep concern and disappointment regarding the recent surge in fuel prices in the Kenyan market. This unwelcome development comes at a time when many Kenyan households are grappling with the harsh economic realities of our time. It is disheartening that, despite these hardships, there seems to be a lack of effort in fostering innovation in green energy and ensuring affordable energy tariffs for all Kenyans.

The abrupt increase in fuel prices has sent shockwaves throughout the country, impacting not only the transportation sector but also the overall cost of living. Kenyan citizens are bearing the brunt of these price hikes, and it is crucial for EPRA to recognize the urgency of this issue. Failing to address the economic hardships exacerbated by these escalating fuel prices could have far-reaching consequences for the well-being of our citizens.

Moreover, the world is facing an unprecedented climate crisis, and Kenya must play its part in combatting climate change. It is imperative that EPRA takes decisive actions to foster innovation in green energy solutions. Transitioning to clean energy sources not only reduces our carbon footprint but also creates opportunities for economic growth and job creation.

Here are some suggestions to make energy affordable, clean, and sustainable while reducing our dependency on fossil fuels:

1. Invest in Renewable Energy: Encourage investment in solar, wind, and geothermal energy projects. Incentivize private sector involvement in renewable energy production through tax breaks and subsidies.

2. Promote Energy Efficiency: Implement energy-efficient technologies and practices in industries, households, and transportation. This reduces energy consumption and lowers energy bills for consumers.

3. Support Research and Development:
Allocate resources to research institutions and startups focused on green energy technologies. Foster partnerships between academia, government, and the private sector to drive innovation.

4. Public Awareness Campaigns:
Educate the public about the benefits of clean energy and energy conservation. Encourage individuals and businesses to adopt eco-friendly practices.

5. Tariff Reforms:
Reevaluate and adjust energy tariffs to make them more affordable, particularly for low-income households. Implement tiered pricing structures to ensure fairness.

6. Infrastructure Development: Invest in a robust clean energy infrastructure, including charging stations for electric vehicles and grid enhancements to accommodate renewable energy sources.

7. Regulatory Framework: Streamline regulations to facilitate the integration of clean energy sources into the grid. Ensure a transparent and supportive regulatory environment for green energy projects.

In conclusion, EPRA must take immediate action to address the rising fuel prices and prioritize the development and adoption of clean energy solutions. By doing so, Kenya can not only alleviate the economic burden on its citizens but also contribute to global efforts to combat climate change. It is time for EPRA to lead the way in ensuring a sustainable and affordable energy future for all Kenyans.
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    • George Kariuki

      42 w

      I agree efforts to increase fuel prices should be met with counteracting efforts of fostering innovation of affordable green energy. The Kenyan government should do better.

      • johnte ndeto

        42 w

        The same companies making a kill on fossil fuels can still make money through clean energy

        • rosebellendiritu

          42 w

          @johnte_ndeto maybe they are afraid of change in

        • Joseph Githinji

          42 w

          Pain at the pump is reality in Kenya and a great concern, with this recommendation and especially working on actualisation of renewable energy the challange can be overcomed. This will lead to use of clean energy which is so beneficial to boost sustainable environment.

          • Elizabeth Gathigia

            42 w

            It's very concerning when fuel price is increased, we need to accelerate faster to renewable energies to overcome these problems

            • Annett Michuki..

              42 w

              clean energy ⚡ should be highly prioritized

              • Elizabeth Gathigia

                42 w

                @annett_michuki I agree with you

              • walter lungayi

                42 w

                The increase in fuel prices in Kenya is a cause for concern and highlights the need for greater investment in clean energy innovation to ensure affordable energy for all.

                • Rashid Kamau

                  42 w

                  Innovation in clean energy technologies needs to be accelerated.

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