Why not efficient, affordable electricity instead?
Small Modular Nuclear Reactors, especially Pebble Bed Modular Reactors, are Africa’s best energy future.
54 nations in the African Union (all but Eritrea) have signed onto the new African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA). The newly created Continental Free Trade Area incorporates over 1.2 billion people and a projected annual GDP of over $2.5 trillion.
Hecklers protested the U.S. event on fossil fuels but nobody bothered the Africans when they promoted the role of oil and gas in national development.
This particularly hurts Sub-Saharan Africa, where only a small fraction of the people has access to electricity.
Radical environmentalists put people last, and destroy habitats and wildlife to end fossil fuels.
The grim irony of the pursuit of “green” energy is that it may be placing millions of people in poor countries at risk of living much shorter, unhealthier lives due to air pollution.
Through the utilisation of private land rights and the free market we are able to provide economic freedom to communities and guide them to work with their environment, not fight against it.
CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen wishes the entire world a happy time of thanksgiving -- for the fossil fuels, hydroelectric power, and other contributions to reliable, affordable energy that has powered a dramatic shift in life expectancy and standards of living and world health, lifting billions out of poverty. He further challenges us to extend these blessings to the billions who even today lack the blessings of energy, in part because of elitist, eco-imperialist refusal to underwrite the financing of anything but renewable energy that is unreliable, expensive, and only in some cases the best (short-term) option.
While left-wing NGOs petition to kick the U.S. out of the UN conference in Bonn, CFACT teams up with EIKE to present the straight facts on climate and energy in Dusseldorf.
Ugandan author Steven Lyazi scoffs at the chiding and covert racism of wealthy environmental advocates who live in luxury but demand a lower quality lifestyle for Africans. He points the finger at the Club of Rome for banning DDT once they realized that Africans not dying from malaria and other diseases would live longer and have more children. His words echo the toothless declarations that sustainable development restrictions should not apply to the very poor.
Ugandan activist (and student) Steven Lyazi writes passionately that the West is both hypocritical and imperialistic in dictating policies to Africans that were good enough for Western nations half a century ago and could save millions of African lives -- and generate up to $100 billion a year to the Afrcican economiy just from allowing the use of DDT to fight malaria. DDT use reduces death from malaria by 80% or more -- and Lyazi himself is a two-time malaria survivor who notes that most Africans lack the money to pay for the costly, time-consuming treatment for this killer disease that the West eradicated 70 years ago using DDT.
Nicholas Kristof has conveniently rediscovered that famine and drought are going on in Africa -- and he now wants to blame them on Donald Trump (and the over-the-top energy consumption of folks like you) just in time for the inauguration.
It is more than hypocritical, says African writer Steven Lyazi, for rich Westerners to demand that Africa not develop and use its rich fossil fuels, hydro power, and nuclear energy resources but instead settle for intermittent, expensive, and insufficient "energy" from wind turbines and solar arrays. Those rich Westerners still get most of their energy from conventional sources -- and Africans, he says, are no longer going to tolerate this racism.
CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen cuts to the point -- that billions of people in Africa, india, and elsewhere are systematically being denied reliable access (or any access) to electricity by cold-hearted bureaucrats and elitist governments who have decided for these people that no electricity is better than fossil fuel electricity (or even hydro). Yet when people do gain access to affordable energy, their productivity can skyrocket.