Africa Needs Conventional Fuels, Not Windmills and Solar Panels, by Manuel Tacanho

Have the do-gooders who think “Green Energy” is just the ticket for Africa ever spent even ten minutes with average citizens there and seen how they live? From Manuel Tacanho at mises.org:

The energy and climate goals that Western governments, the United Nations, and other organizations are pushing on Africa constitute a crippling blow to its economies. As the least developed region, Africa should unequivocally prioritize economic development. One would think that amid energy poverty in Africa, Western governments and “development” institutions would prioritize energy security for African countries over energy transition.

African countries must have reliable, abundant, and cheap energy (e.g., fossil fuels) to accelerate economic development. Fossil fuels power economies and people’s lives. To deny these countries the possibility of developing with fossil fuels by imposing climate goals that the Western world itself fails to achieve is hypocritical. And malicious.

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