Exclusive reports on African Bioenergy published
Exclusive Report: The Investment Climate of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Bioenergy Sector: Challenges and Responses
Unfortunately, in the last two years, foreign investment into Africa’s bioenergy sector has all but dried up. None of the 118 projects initiated across the continent that PANGEA identified in its foundation report in 2008 have been successfully implemented, and a combination of regulatory uncertainty and media pressure has deflated the wave of enthusiasm initiated by the bioenergy mandates of the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive.
In this report, PANGEA has investigated and evaluated the various barriers that currently face potential investors into Africa’s bioenergy sector. With the provision of vast levels of private capital essential if the African Union’s aspired-towards bioenergy production is to be fostered, it is important to evaluate the economic, political, and social obstacles that dissuade would-be investors from financial commitment.
Exclusive Report: Africa’s Renewable Energy Policies - A Look at Regional Economic Communities
Building upon its existing review of national biofuels policies across Sub-Saharan Africa, PANGEA is shifting attention to the sub-continent’s regional level of governance, and examining the renewable energy policies implemented by its various Regional Economic Communities. Sustainable biofuels production offers African countries the opportunity to increase national energy security, create jobs, and reduce their reliance on imported petroleum; but only if a policy-driven market is in place for industry to produce those biofuels.