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Kenya championing greater use of renewable energy in Africa

Kenya generates more than 70% of its energy from renewable sources like geothermal, hydro and wind energy, with the solar energy sector becoming attractive for industrial and home use. Kenyan government zero rates the importation of some inputs like solar panels and inverters to encourage sales. During the inaugural Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, President William Ruto, echoed that Africa can manage to depend entirely on renewable energy, "The continent has enough potential to be entirely self-sufficient with the mixture of wind, solar, geothermal, sustainable biomass and hydropower." he said. However, solar technology that is imported into Kenya continues to be taxed with import duties and retailers often have to charge over 15 percent value added tax making consumers foot the high cost of going green. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.africanews.com/amp/2023/09/05/kenya-championing-greater-use-of-renewable-energy-in-africa/

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  • mary Mwihaki

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    This is impressive to see kenya leading the way in terms of renewable energy in east Africa and in the whole continent. Renewable energy is inspiring and set a positive example

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    • George Kariuki

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      This is fantastic progress for Kenya! Leading the way with over 70% renewable energy generation is inspiring.

      • Esther Wanjiku

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        Great to see the motherland at the forefront of the renewable energy transition.

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        • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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          Kenya is a giant in green energy, with over 80 percent of energy emanating from renewable sources. I am happy that the country continues to do more to upscaling green energy sources by offering incentives on the importation of solar panels and other green energy inputs.

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          • Munene Mugambi

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            Kenya has been leading the way in terms of renewable energy in East Africa and in the whole continent. Not many countries boast of having numbers of 80 % upwards of their energy coming from renewable energy. This is why the country is best placed to lead the changes in energy sector in the continent. They should also see it as an opportunity to increase their green energy production capacity

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            • johnte ndeto

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              Kenya's commitment to renewable energy is inspiring and sets a positive example for the rest of Africa.

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              • Jane Wangui

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                This is the way...leaders should make sure that they participate in inventing measures that will help sustain the environmental and planet at large .

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                • Elizabeth Gathigia

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                  Very impressive Kenya is going to the right direction, let's invest more on clean energies and end dependancy on fossil fuels

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                  • Boniface Kuria

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                    Kenya is certainly taking a a leading role in climate action. Proud to be Kenyan

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                    • Chris Ndungu

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                      The government should now push this & increase from 70% to atleast 80% as this will accelerate in reaching climate demands. Kenyans opt not to be reluctant when it comes to embrace this.

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                      • Munene Mugambi

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                        @chris_ndungu The way to achieve goals as increase in renewable energy production is by investments in Research & Design when it comes to sustainable power. The country's power needs keep on increasing and as such, they have to be proactive to ensure they do not resort to unsustainable power production methods. For example, it is about time Kenya completed the seven forks dams, don't you think?

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                      • Rashid Kamau

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                        The government can actually streamline their efforts and rely on renewable energy 100%.

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                        • walter lungayi

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                          Kenya's impressive reliance on renewable sources for over 70% of its energy highlights a commitment to sustainable practices. The growing interest in solar energy further signifies a shift towards cleaner energy solutions.

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