Future energy systems and sustainable emission control: Africa in perspective

Peter Onu, Charles Mbohwa

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Abstract

The authors of this paper propose strategies and discuss innovations, beyond regulatory policies that will drive future energy systems for Africa, as a way of mitigating climate change and improving energy conservation. The shared effort towards the reduction of Greenhouse Gasses (GHG) during manufacturing and other industrial service operations while trying to meet the global carbon-footprint must conform to specific standards and initiatives, and will also require the optimum use of renewable resources, energy efficient practices, systems, and materials. The global agenda for a sustainable green future from the African perspective is developed annually at the African Carbon Forum (ACF). This exploratory study focuses on the issues raised at the ACF, and the contentions used to draw inferences about the most strategic approach to tackle anthropogenic effects, and temperature rise above 2°C. Intergovernmental policies on energy management and collaborations on sustainable technologies are critical for achieving the green future. The authors, however, argue that fossil fuel will continue to play an integral part to meet commercial energy demands, at the same time, leveraging on renewables and energy efficiency optimization would facilitate a robust, cost-effective transformation that will bring about a secure and sustainable power sector in a decarbonized ecosystem -Africa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)793-800
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Volume2018
Issue numberSEP
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event3rd North American IEOM Conference. IEOM 2018 -
Duration: 27 Sept 201829 Sept 2018

Keywords

  • Energy efficiency
  • Green future
  • Innovation
  • Sustainable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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