A nation challenges associates on home creation of renewable power yield

NAIROBI, KENYA: The government of Kenya has challenged its associates in promoting home creation of recyclable power products instead of aiming at their importation. 

Dan Marangu, who is the renewable energy director at the ministry of energy, stated that the country’s commitment to reducing the fossils fuels usage by implementing renewables within the national power mix of which energy mix was around 90 percent recyclable.

Dan added that most submissions concerning the Paris Agreement majorly depended on recyclable energy with evidence from the National Determined Contributions (NDCS) process update ongoing at the moment.

He added that shareholders should interact with the draft bio-energy approach that is out to the public area and present comments to the Ministry of Energy. 

Detailing part of the current administration commitments in implementing the Sustainable Energy for All Action Agenda, Dan confirmed the advantage of Kenya Off-grid Solar Access Project (KOSAP) in energizing agriculture, water pumping, and public institutions lighting.

He distinguished that the Energy Act 2019 rollout was ongoing and that the sector of biogas was aiming at installing 2 million units that at the meeting time was hardly 30, 000 units.

Dan Marangu made the comments during a roundtable meeting between the non-state actors, ministry of environment and forestry to talk about research consultancy findings on the world flow of climate money towards decentralized recyclable energy.

The one-day occasion held courtesy of monetary support from Hivos East Africa that is under the Green and Inclusive Energy plan.

The meeting convened for sharing research consultancy findings commissioned by Kenya Climate Change Working Group (KCCWG) through financing from Hivos in November 2019 with regards to the world flow of climate money towards decentralized recyclable power systems.

John Kioli, who is the KCCWG chairperson, reiterated the benefit of money under the Paris Agreement, Article 2 (1) c as dangerous while emphasizing that power is a primary element in the agreement realization.

Kioli confirmed to the participants that the climate change Act of 2016 has essential provisions as well as the climate change finance, whose point is to back up the execution of adaptation and alleviation schemes in the nation.

Kioli stated that there is a call for developed nations to live to the obligation of backing up developing countries in mitigating and adapting climate change. He confirmed that underscoring the appeal for enhancing capacity, especially at the level of the county government in delivering on the matters of climate change