November 2014 by Heinrich Böll Stiftung – Nigeria and West Africa office
Drawing on the best available, most recent research, I prepared the report “Renewables on the Rise” as a tool for sharing knowledge and ideas on a sustainable, gender sensitive energy future for West African countries. The work was supported by the Heinrich Boell Stiftung – Nigeria and West Africa office.
Based on a literature review of thousands of pages of research published since 2011, the report provides a rapid assessment of energy policy options for West Africa.
The report deals with global energy policies, local job markets, the cost of solar versus the cost of coal power plants, and it analyses subsidies for fossil and renewable energies. It contains more than 20 info graphics, which can be used as pull-outs to support the work of NGOs and interested experts. The annex and accompanying online reading materials provide additional information on issues ranging from climate change to the cost of nuclear power. All materials are meant to be used, printed and quoted freely.
Also available in French at http://ng.boell.org/2014/12/17/renewables-rise-french