Kenya’s government, while promising cheaper power to consumers may actually be undercutting this promise in its pursuit of nuclear power plants and other costly projects.
Our media is not officially muzzled. But the spirit of dissent is being hollowed out bit by bit.
In addition to “launching” a scheme that basically already existed, the prime minister’s claim that his government has a good record on rural electrification contradicts the data.
While firms in the FMCG and auto sectors have done well, certain power, steel and telecom companies – where access to natural resources and political connections are crucial to success – have performed horribly.
In the years ahead China looks set to lead on renewables, but India’s power sector will be greener overall.
Mangal Singh continues to display the potential to install many of his turbines, which can lead to a useful reduction in greenhouse gas emissions as well as costs.
India needs to combine vast improvements in local-level energy initiatives with the effective implementation of clean coal to power the major cities.