Glasgow, Scotland hosted the the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) today November 2rd. The United Kingdom (UK) is committed to working with all countries and joining forces with civil society, companies and people on the frontline of climate change to inspire climate action ahead of COP26. The conference was directly in line with this. It brought together bparties to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
During the event, President Uhuru Kenyatta bragged of the success of Kenya as a country. President Kenyatta mentioned Kenya's clean energy projects that have kept the country ahead of it's fellow countries that are considered her equals."We in Kenya have made significant progress in advancing access to affordable and clean energy for all. In this regard, we have increased access to electricity from below 30 per cent in 2013 to 75 per cent. We have installed the biggest wind power project in Sub-Saharan Africa and are steadily exploiting and deploying available geothermal potential currently estimated at some 10,000 megawatts to help us push our green agenda. Renewable energy in Kenya currently accounts for 73% of all our installed power generation capacity while 90 per cent of all the electricity we use is from clean sources. We are on course of achieving our target of 100 per cent use of clean energy by 2030," he said.
President Kenyatta said that in the last few years, the country focused on expanding its clean energy portfolio which includes; the construction of a wind power project, Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP), the largest of its kind in Sub-saharan Africa."Since I took over the office, the access to electricity has also grown from 30 per cent to 75 per cent countrywide easing pressure on forest dependency for cooking sources," President Kenyatta explained. The president also said the his government was determined to achieve complete clean energy cooking by the year 2028 attract applause from the attendees, most of them being world leaders
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