France 'will continue to invest in Kenya's energy infrastructure'

6 January 2011

Kenya's energy infrastructure will continue to improve thanks to investment coming from France.

Etienne de Poncins, a French diplomat writing for Business Daily, observed the financial commitment to the nation will carry on.

He noted in 2010 some 26 billion Kenyan shillings (£215 million) had been put into the green energy sector in the country, with France determined to help the state tackle the issue of climate change.

"We deeply believe that this project is truly emblematic in supporting Kenya to achieve a sustainable and green development path," Mr de Poncins stated.

He added by enhancing the infrastructure for geothermal energy, Kenya will be able to take advantage of having a supply that is not susceptible to climatic conditions and so he is backing Kenya's attempts to move away from hydropower.

The specialist, who is a member of the European Convention Secretariat, observed this form of geothermal energy is at the "forefront of climate change mitigation".

Category: Energy

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