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Author Othieno, Herick, author.

Title Energy resources in Africa : distribution, opportunities and challenges / Othieno Herick, Joseph Awange.

Published Cham ; New York : Springer International Publishing, [2016]
©2016

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Physical description 1 online resource (xv, 344 pages)
Series Springer English/International eBooks 2016 - Full Set
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; 1 Global Energy Perspective; 1.1 Introductory Remarks; 1.2 Energy and Matter; 1.3 Global Energy Situation; 1.3.1 Global Energy Demand and Distribution; 1.3.2 Bio-fuel Development; 1.4 The African Energy Perspective; 1.4.1 Introduction; 1.5 African Energy Facts at a Glance; 1.6 African Energy Management Issues; 1.7 Conclusion Remarks; References; 2 Energy Resources in East Africa; 2.1 Introductory Remarks; 2.2 Background Facts of East Africa; 2.2.1 Energy Mix Perspectives; 2.2.2 Household Energy Application and Management; 2.2.3 Commercial Energy Management
2.2.4 Energy Choice Factors2.2.5 Policy Framework; 2.3 Energy Sources; 2.3.1 Solar and Wind Energies; 2.3.2 Hydropower; 2.3.3 Geothermal; 2.3.4 Coal; 2.3.5 Natural Gas; 2.3.6 Oil; 2.3.7 Thermal Generators; 2.3.8 Co-generation; 2.3.9 Portable Generators; 2.3.10 Biomass Energy; 2.4 Biomass Energy in Uganda: An East African Model; 2.4.1 Uganda's Biomass Energy Policy; 2.4.2 Overall National Energy Policy; 2.4.3 Forestry Policy and the National Forest Plan; 2.4.4 Availability of Woody Biomass; 2.4.5 Agriculture; 2.4.6 Agricultural Residues (Food and Cash Crops); 2.4.7 Livestock
2.4.8 Total Biomass Production and Use2.5 Some Biomass Energy Challenges; 2.5.1 Information Deficiency; 2.5.2 Technology; 2.5.3 Institutions; 2.5.4 Objectives of Biomass Energy Development Strategy; 2.5.5 Institutional Arrangements; 2.5.6 Human Resource Development; 2.5.7 Mobilizing Financial Resources; 2.5.8 Dissemination and Awareness; 2.5.9 Quality Control; 2.5.10 Research; 2.6 Energy Contributions by Source; 2.7 Energy Planning and Provision Challenges; 2.8 Energy Reforms: The Immediate Challenge; 2.8.1 Effects of Electricity Reforms in Kenya
2.8.2 Effects of Electricity Reforms in Uganda2.9 The Status of Renewable Energies in East Africa; 2.9.1 Renewable Energy Research and Development; 2.10 Impact of Energy Use on the Environment; 2.10.1 Energy Contribution to CO2 Emission in Kenya; 2.10.2 Measures and Options; 2.11 Concluding Remarks; References; 3 Energy Resources in Southern Africa; 3.1 Introductory Remarks; 3.2 Socio-Economic and Profiles of Southern African Countries; 3.3 Conventional Energy Resources; 3.3.1 Coal Formation; 3.3.2 Coal Resources in Southern Africa; 3.3.3 Coal Production and Use in Southern Africa
3.3.4 Oil and Natural Gas Formation3.3.5 Oil Resources in Southern Africa; 3.3.6 Natural Gas Resources in Southern Africa; 3.4 Nuclear; References; 4 Energy Resources in Western and Central Africa; 4.1 Introductory Remarks; 4.2 The Federal Republic of Nigeria; 4.2.1 West African Gas Pipeline; 4.2.2 Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline Plan; 4.2.3 General Energy Consumption; 4.2.4 Electricity; 4.2.5 Policy Summary; 4.2.6 Facts on Energy Sector Management; 4.3 Ghana; 4.4 Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire); 4.5 Burkina Faso, Togo and Benin; 4.5.1 Burkina Faso; 4.5.2 Togo and Benin (Formerly Known as Dahomey)
Summary ĹℓBy harnessing the wind and sun, your vast geothermal energy and rivers for hydropower, you can turn this climate threat into an economic opportunity.ℓ́ℓ℗ℓUS President℗ℓObamaℓ́ℓs address to the African Union (2015) Africa is considered one of the poorest continents in the world, mainly because of its low per capita energy consumption in Sub-Saharan region. This view and its associated resource management strategy are based on the misconception that Africa lacks sufficient energy resources to drive its development agenda.℗ℓ℗ℓ This book provides information on the distribution of the available energy resources throughout the continent and how its management affects the development of individual states.℗ℓAnalyses of the countriesℓ́ℓ energy potentials, exploitation levels and distribution mechanisms are provided with a view to identifying additional factors that are stifling Africaℓ́ℓs economic development. The authors provide an in-depth analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of different energy sources in terms of their impacts on Africaℓ́ℓs economic development. This analysis is based on the assertion that Africa is indeed blessed with abundant energy resources, which have not been effectively exploited. There are many challenges and opportunities in each country that are viewed with due consideration given to the prevailing national resource management practices. Leadersℓ́ℓ desire to control resources has encouraged corruption, theft, and mere selfishness to thrive. In addition to the negative impacts of these factors on energy development initiatives, there is also a general lack of institutional support for progressive energy management. The book offers a valuable guide for developers, investors and researchers by providing in-depth analysis of ℗ℓAfricaℓ́ℓs energy development trends.
Other author Awange, Joseph, author.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Power resources -- Africa.
Renewable energy sources -- Africa.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319251875 electronic bk.
3319251872 electronic bk.
9783319251851
3319251856 (print)
9783319251851 (print)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-25187-5