Bjørn Lomborg: Why Africa Needs Fossil Fuels, Not Wind Power & Wishes

Wind power…..nothing more than “novelty energy”!

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Bjorn-Lomborg-wsj Bjørn Lomborg: champion of the poor; enemy of wind-worshippers.

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Why Africa Needs Fossil Fuels
Project Syndicate
Bjørn Lomborg
22 January 2016

SANTIAGO – Africa is the world’s most “renewable” continent when it comes to energy. In the rich world, renewables account for less than a tenth of total energy supplies. The 900 million people of Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) get 80% of their energy from renewables.

While a person in Europe or North America uses 11,000 kWh per year on average (much of it through industrial processes), a person in Sub-Sahara Africa uses only 137kWh – less than a typical American refrigerator uses in four months. More than 600 million people in Africa have no access to electricity at all.

All this is not because Africa is green, but because it is poor. Some 2% of the continent’s energy needs are met by hydro-electricity, and 78% by humanity’s…

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