AfDB’s Investments In Electricity In 2017 Was ‘100% Renewable Energy’

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says all the investments in electricity in 2017 were in renewable energy.

Amadou Hott, Vice President, Power, Energy, Climate and Growth Complex, who revealed this in an interview with NAN, also noted that 74% of the bank’s investment in the sector in 2016 went into renewable energy.

“The bank is doing a lot; if you look at our electricity generation over the past five years, our share of renewable energy has increased,” he said. “Before 2016 we were at 74 per cent of our generation mix of renewable energy. Last year, 100 per cent of our power generation was on renewable energy. AfDB’s preference so far has been for solar and hydro electric projects.”

Published in Sahara Reporters, 6th May, 2018