100% Renewable Energy in the Global South, Cape Verde 2011

100% Renewable Energy in the Global South, Cape Verde 2011 Accelerate the Transition to 100% Renewable Energies

First political consideration regarding renewable energies in Cape Verde was made in 2006 when the Government adopted a law which sets out licensing procedures for independent power producers and autoproducers. In 2011, Cape Verde determined its renewable energy policy framework in greater detail including a roadmap on how to reach 100% renewable energy by 2020. A scientific based discussion on the benefits had preceded this political decision. Since Cape Verde is dependent on the import of fossil fuels to meet its energy demand, high economic benefits derive from a shift to 100% renewable energy – especially as energy demand is predicted to rise in the next years. Besides the huge cost savings, Cape Verde has been converted to a model for zero emissions on a global scale and a knowledge hub for several sub-regions.

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