n African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development - Énergies renouvelables en Afrique Subsaharienne, César Kapseu, Noël Djongyang, George Elambo Nkeng, Maturin Petsoko, Daniel Ayuk Mbi Egbe : book review

Volume 4, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 2042-1338
  • E-ISSN: 2042-1346
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Multi-lateral institutions and international agreements have acknowledged the link between poverty and energy, the importance of sustainable energy development for achieving Millennium Poverty Reduction Goals, and the need for environmental suitability. Most of the African countries remain mainly dependent on fossil energies. But, the oil production is being continuously decreasing. According to some experts, the end, called "peakoil" is expected to occur within 40 to 50 years. In addition, these sources of energy emit important amounts of polluting gases responsible of the global warming. Renewable energies appear to be ideal alternatives to fossil energies. The development and ownership of renewable energy are a major concern of our world. It was therefore appropriate and even important to propose a reference book that presents all renewable energies in a crosscutting and synthetic manner. This book is indeed intended to address the whole list of issues raised by scholars and researchers in this field. Onshore or offshore wind energy, thermal or photovoltaic solar, hydroelectric, biomass energies are treated in a didactic and very precise manner. The book also intends to show that renewable energies are sometimes governed by legal provisions similar to those applicable to other energies, hence the plea for a more favourable legal regime.

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