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Africa struggles to keep up with global electricity access – WEC

While access to electricity has improved across the world, sub-Saharan Africa would continue its struggle to light up the continent by 2050, the World Energy Council’s (WEC’s) latest report showed on Monday.

The World Energy Scenarios – Composing Energy Futures to 2050 report revealed that Africa remained behind the rest of the world and would, in the next 30 years, continue to have the most people without access to electricity.

The WEC based its research on two possible scenarios until 2050, namely, Jazz, which examined a potential world where there was a consumer focus on achieving energy access, affordability, and quality of supply with the use of best available energy source, and Symphony, which focused on driving environmental sustainability and energy security through corresponding international practices and policies. Read on Engineering News >.

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