Emanuela Colombo, Professor from the Department of Energy and Rector’s Delegate to Cooperation and Development at Politecnico di Milano, one of LEAP-RE’s partner, wrote an article that has been published on ESI Africa magazine.
The article analyzes the impact of the COVID-19 emergency on the energy sector in the African continent. It is available online and in the ESI Africa Issue 1-2021.
Africa’s energy tales in a post-COVID-19 world
“In 2020, the story of Africa’s energy progress took a turn for the worse and without concerted effort, this tale could have a surprising twist where cross-sectorial policies and investment play leading characters.
Energy is the lifeblood of society; so much so, that an insufficient and unsustainable energy supply can represent a threat to long term and equitable socio-economic development at both regional and national level. Simultaneously, the energyclimate- development nexus requires a good balance between the exploitation of resources and their use for human activity.”