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Name of Article:
An Overview of Biomass Energy Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa 
Title of Book/Journal:
Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development Conference Location: Kenya Source 
Type:
Article 
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Publication Date:
January 2001     
Author(s):
Ekouevi, K.
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Keyword(s):
AFRICA
ECONOMICS
ENERGY-BIOMASS
ENERGY-COAL
ENERGY-OIL
POLICY
SUSTAINABILITY
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Annotation:
This article discusses how increasing awareness of the negative environmental impacts of fossil fuel energy systems offers a renewed opportunity for sub-Saharan African countries to rethink the pathways of their energy transition. These countries have time to adopt energy policies and technologies that could be socially equitable and environmentally sustainable. The author notes that energy policies in the region have mainly focused on the conventional energy sector to the neglect of the renewable energy sources, but with a new development paradigm that posits poverty reduction, equity, and environmental sustainability as key drivers, energy policies need to be inclusive of renewable energy, and particularly biomass energy, in order to simulate social and economic changes to meet basic needs of populations in the region. Some policy recommendations are provided.
 
 
       
 
 
 

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