An African vision for the continents’ energy transition

Access to modern, reliable and affordable energy in Africa could help address some of the social, economic, health and environmental challenges that come with the fast growing population. The continent is endowed with abundant fossil and renewable energy resources to meet the fast growing demand for energy. However, the energy system faces several challenges, and the heterogeneity in resource availability and gaps in access to modern and sustainable energy makes the energy landscape complex. The effort to ensure universal access to modern energy requires policies that carefully balance economic development with the cost of stranded resources and assets.