Western European nation Germany is set to exhibit its renewable energy initiative in Arusha, Tanzania to create more awareness of the increasing energy efficiency to East African Community (EAC). East African states have emphasized on the use of renewable energy resources to steer economic progress, as they are the next ‘big thing’ in technology and innovation.
The Government of Germany will be pleased to showcase its ‘Energiewende’ which has revolutionized the country’s energy system in a decade and a half. It has been a rising industry that has taken over from coal and fossil fuels. While the energy transition has done more good than harm few scholars have argued the scope of its problems has not been utterly addressed.
A number of public and private sectors’ players will attend the exhibition to broaden their scope of knowledge on increasing energy efficiency. Germany has introduced the new policy as a means to climate protection. Major industries have caused environmental degradation due to the waste product, based on the energy they use.
The exhibition is a platform for business and investment for the Germans in East African states. The need for renewable energy supply has increased in the sub-Saharan and Germany would jump at the opportunity to invest. Their investment will create jobs and boost the growth of economies. It will foster innovation on the same as well.
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This energy transformation has more to do than just phasing out nuclear energy and focusing on renewable energies. It will empower the power sector such as electricity, which is a huge barrier to a number of African countries. Poor infrastructure has limited the growth of a number of areas, as businesses are not willing to pay an extra cost for the same.
It aims at making energy supply affordable and sustainable.