Energy transition in Africa /

The worldís demand for energy coupled with a decreasing stock and supply of fossil fuels is propelling the transition to renewable sources of energy. This global movement presents many opportunities and challenges to Africa. If Africa can identify the opportunities and start to position itself, wit...

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Corporate Author: Africa Institute of South Africa.
Other Authors: Simelane, Thokozani., Abdel-Rahman, Mohamed.
Format: eBook
Published: Pretoria 0001, South Africa : Africa Institute of South Africa, 2011.
Series:Book collections on Project MUSE.
UPCC book collections on Project MUSE. Political Science and Policy Studies Supplement.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; About the Editors; About the Contributors; Abbreviations and Acronyms; Introduction; An Overview of Renewable Energy Production in Africa; Africa's Role in Renewable Energy Supply; Investment Approach Required to Migrate to a New Energy Paradigm; Contents of this Book; Notes and References; Chapter 1
  • Energy revolution in Africa and its future potential in supplying energy to the world; Introduction; Evolution of Africa's Energy Statistics from 1973 to 2008 (2009); Status of Africa's Energy Resources
  • Advantages of Using Renewable EnergyThe Status of Africa's Energy Sector; The Role of Africa in Supplying Energy to the World; Renewable Energy Technologies as Drivers of Africa's Energy Supply; Hydropower in Africa; Biomass Energy; Geothermal Energy; Wind Energy; Solar Energy; Nuclear Energy in Africa; Conclusion; Notes and References; Chapter 2
  • Africa's nuclear power potential. Its rise, recession, opportunities and constraints; Introduction; Basic Science and Technology of Nuclear Power; Nuclear fuel cycle and uranium enrichment; The Uses of Nuclear Energy
  • Africa's Potential to Exploit Nuclear PowerNuclear Industrial Development in South Africa: 1950 to 1970; Ratcheted Up Nuclear Industrialisation and Weapons Development: 1970 to mid-1980s; Rapid Nuclear De-industrialisation: Mid-1980s to Date; Post-Apartheid Nuclear Vision Deficiency Disorder; Sabotage of African Nuclear Power Potential; Conclusion; Notes and References; Chapter 3
  • State of energy infrastructure in Africa. How much investment is needed to migrate to renewable energy?; Introduction; Overview of Africa's Sub-Regions and Power Pools; Africa's Current Energy Resources
  • Non-Renewable Energy ResourcesOverview of Africa's Electricity. Accessibility and Infrastructure; Electricity Infrastructure in Africa; Scaling Up Renewable Energy in Africa; Current Renewable Energy Applications in Africa; Barriers to Renewable Energy Development in Africa; Financing Renewable Energy in Africa; Conclusions and Recommendations; Notes and References; Chapter 4
  • Human capital requirements for sustainable renewable energy production; Introduction; Overview of Existing Training Needs and Skills Development
  • Long-term Education and Training Strategy for Renewable Energy Engineers and TechniciansHuman Capital Development through Formal Training; Analysing a Project for Renewable Energy Training and Development; Human Capital Development through Informal Training; Building a Sustainable Human Capital through Informal Training; Informal/In-service Training and Human Capital Opportunities in the Renewable Energy Industry; Human Resource Development for Research and Renewable Energy Development; Conclusion and Recommendations; Notes and References
  • Chapter 5
  • Investment requirements for Africa to lead in renewable energy production and distribution