Climate love
Image of Government of Kenya

Government of Kenya

Climate love

Kenya ranked top among countries producing geothermal power

An analysis by Zero Carbon Analytics shows that Kenya is among the beneficiaries of such investments. The country gained an investment of $6.69 billion (Sh 1 trillion) towards renewable energy between 2010 and 2021. “Trends in private energy investments on the continent are encouraging,” the report says. During 2010–2020, 86 percent were directed at renewables in southern Africa, 82 percent in East Africa, and 67 per cent in North Africa. Independent power producers are now one of the top sources of investment in Africa. The report ‘Africa’s energy transition: solar and wind fuel energy security’ is the fourth in a series looking at evidence of the pace of growth in clean energy transition. It builds on several pieces of research on exponential systems change released by RMI, Systems Change Lab and others this year, which show that change is happening faster than we think. Kenya is ranked as the world’s eighth-largest producer of geothermal energy. The country has even more geothermal capacity under construction than any other country in the world. “Renewables have powered more than 80 per cent of electricity generation in Kenya since 2018, and this share reached 90 per cent in 2020,” the report says. The renewable electricity sector in Kenya has grown substantially over the last few years, with a compound annual growth rate of 13.1 per cent from 2015 to 2020. “Kenya will soon become the fourth-largest producer of geothermal energy. Geothermal energy currently accounts for 45 per cent of Kenya’s electricity generation.” The report says there is a high level of investor interest in Kenya’s renewables sector, as showcased by several recent major developments. These include an Australian-backed 300 MW geothermal and green fertiliser plant and a UK-backed 35 MW geothermal plant.https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2023-11-24-kenya-ranked-among-largest-geothermal-energy-producers/

Do you agree?

20 more agrees trigger contact with the recipient

  • George Kariuki

    19 w

    Green energy is the way to go. I'm proud to be Kenyan.

    2
    • CHRIS NGATIA

      19 w

      Kenya is really committed towards climate advocating ... It is becoming a role model to other countries .. Kudos Kenya

      3
      • Esther Wanjiku

        19 w

        This is a really good time for Kenya to be living in the glory for such top rankings, we have really put in the work with regards to renewable energy

        1
      • Jane Wangui

        19 w

        Kenya has indeed become a role modelfor other African Countries.We are headion the right path.

        6
        • Kevin

          19 w

          The Kenyan government has really put in a lot of work in the renewable energy sector and we applaud it it for being top among the countries spearheading the green energy movement

          5
          • Esther Wanjiku

            19 w

            @Kevin Its just mind blowing and amazing

            3
          • Rashid Kamau

            19 w

            Let's continue with the same spirit.

            10
            • Elizabeth Gathigia

              19 w

              Amazing news, Kenya is really committed towards the shift to renewable energy

              13
              • rosebellendiritu

                19 w

                @elizbeth_gathigia if these efforts continue,we will be a good example to the rest of the world

                6
                • Gorffly mokua

                  19 w

                  @elizbeth_gathigia Indeed we are making great strides.

                  5
                • walter lungayi

                  19 w

                  This is commendable. Geothermal energy is a sustainable and renewable source of power, and Kenya's investment in this sector highlights their commitment to clean energy solutions. Kenya's success in geothermal power production sets an example for other countries to prioritize and invest in renewable energy sources.

                  10
                  • Videlis Eddie

                    19 w

                    this is really commendable it shows that the country is committed towards achieving its renewable energy capacity which is brilliant and promising

                    11
                    • Rotich Kim

                      19 w

                      Good news to Kenya but we need to see more plan to develop adverse green energy

                      12
                      • Videlis Eddie

                        19 w

                        @rotich_kim am sure with President's Ruto leadership Kenya will make great strides lets give it time

                        10
                      • Munene Mugambi

                        19 w

                        If you've been fortunate enough to visit the olkaria stations in Kenya you'd appreciate the work done there.

                        12
                        • Peter Kamau

                          19 w

                          @munene_mugambi The Olkaria generating stations are a tremendous work of art in the renewable energy sector. Admirable

                          13
                          • Videlis Eddie

                            19 w

                            @munene_mugambi i can also attest to this … I would love to see more of such projects coming up as it will be a life changer

                            10
                            • rosebellendiritu

                              19 w

                              @munene_mugambi great work is done there in olkaria,I believe with such projects we can achieve more

                              10
                            • Saustine Lusanzu

                              19 w

                              Kenya is doing great across the EAC block

                              14
                              • Peter Kamau

                                19 w

                                @saustine_lusanzu I agree

                                11
                                • Videlis Eddie

                                  19 w

                                  @saustine_lusanzu Kenya is really doing well its commendable

                                  9
                                  • rosebellendiritu

                                    19 w

                                    @saustine_lusanzu even leadership matters alot,some leaders brings positive change while others drag projects behind,in this case the president has done a commendable job.

                                    9
                                  • Gabriel Nyambu

                                    19 w

                                    This is a significant achievement and it reflects the country's commitment to renewable energy development.

                                    14
                                    • Princess

                                      19 w

                                      @gabriel_nyambu It's a positive step toward addressing energy needs while minimizing environmental impact.

                                      13
                                      • Videlis Eddie

                                        19 w

                                        @gabriel_nyambu i agree Kenya is making commendable strides towards transiting to clean renewable energy

                                        9
                                      • Gorffly mokua

                                        19 w

                                        Great news!👏

                                        11
                                        • Videlis Eddie

                                          19 w

                                          @gorffly_mokua it is great news indeed getting this recognition shows that the country is doing well in the transition journey towards green energy

                                          8
                                        • Princess

                                          19 w

                                          This commitment positions the country as a noteworthy leader in geothermal power production.

                                          18
                                          • Videlis Eddie

                                            19 w

                                            @princess_nel_268 i agree it shows that Kenya is doing great towards green energy transition

                                            9
                                          • zelda ninga

                                            19 w

                                            The kind of news we want to hear at the beginning of the week.kudos to my country Kenya.

                                            18
                                            • Princess

                                              19 w

                                              @zelda_ninga_442 Absolutely! It's uplifting to start the week with positive news about Kenya's achievements in renewable energy.

                                              11
                                              • Videlis Eddie

                                                19 w

                                                @zelda_ninga_442 congratulations are in order

                                                9
                                              • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

                                                19 w

                                                Kenya's top ranking among countries producing geothermal power reflects a significant success in its transition to renewable energy. The country's substantial investment of $6.69 billion in renewable energy between 2010 and 2021, particularly in geothermal projects, showcases a commitment to sustainable development. The report emphasizes positive trends in private energy investments across Africa, with independent power producers playing a pivotal role.

                                                12
                                                • Peter Kamau

                                                  19 w

                                                  @rukia_ahmed_abdi The report underscores the journey Kenya has been on and the way it has tapped its immense geothermal abilities to emerge among top countries also doing the most in securing their renewable energy sectors for posterity.

                                                  13
                                                  • Videlis Eddie

                                                    19 w

                                                    @rukia_ahmed_abdi i agree with you .. this shows of how committed the country is towards achieving its targets to curb climate change

                                                    9
                                                  Welcome, let's solve the climate crisis together
                                                  Post youtube preview with preloading
                                                  youtube overlay

                                                  Write or agree to climate reviews to make businesses and world leaders act. It’s easy and it works.

                                                  Write a climate review

                                                  Voice your opinion on how businesses and organizations impact the climate.
                                                  0 trees planted

                                                  One tree is planted for every climate review written to an organization that is Open for Climate Dialogue™.

                                                  Download the app

                                                  We plant a tree for every new user.

                                                  AppleAndroid