Renewable energy technologies have great potentials to eradicate poverty, reduce emissions that exacerbate the impacts of climate change, and contribute to economic growth if well deployed to a wider community. It is a matter of facts that Renewable energy deployment brings economic growth and sustainable development for current and future generations. If concerted global action, will be in place to promote RE there is great possibility that it can provide safe and clean energy supply to a wide population, at the same time improving trade balances, as well as creating local value and jobs. In spite of abundance of Renewable energy resources e.g. wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, and biomass, a range of challenges still exist to hinder substantial benefits for our climate, our health, and our economy.
The use of renewable sources of energy is less polluting, compared to that of non-renewable sources in such a way that even the clean energy out of it offers an immediate means to decarbonize the global energy mix. Doubling the share of renewable energy by 2030 could deliver around half of the required emissions reductions and, coupled with energy efficiency, keep the average rise in global temperatures below 2 °C and prevent catastrophic climate change.
For successful climate action, the renewable share must continue to increase in electricity, transport, heating and cooling as well as in other domestic activities. But for RE to prosper, concerted global action, should be emphasizing on
- Strengthen the policy commitment to renewable energy.
- Mobilize investments in renewable energy.
- Build institutional, technical and human capacity to support renewable energy deployment.
- Harness the cross-cutting impact of renewable energy on sustainable development
Contributing to the country’s and global strategies to carbonize the energy sector through renewable energy deployment, CAN-Tanzania is implementing a project on 100% renewable energy and poverty reduction in Tanzania, envisages to develop a coherent strategy on how to implement 100% Renewable Energy as part of Tanzania’s Sustainable Low Carbon Development and Poverty Reduction Goals