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A vision for sustainable energy in Africa | TED Countdown

by Beckypublished on 31st January 2022

Africa needs new energy sources to fuel its development, but the continent should invest in renewable energy instead of cheap, polluting alternatives like coal, says climate inclusion activist Chibeze Ezekiel. He tells the story of how he worked with local communities in Ghana to halt the construction of the country’s first coal power plant — and encouraged the government to prioritize investments in renewable energy instead. “Development and clean, breathable air should not be mutually exclusive,” Ezekiel says.

Countdown is TED’s global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. The goal: to build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, in the race to a zero-carbon world. Get involved at https://countdown.ted.com/sign-up

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