6 African cities leading the way to a green future

Delegates are pictured during the launch event of a solar carport at the Garden City shopping mall in Kenya's capital Nairobi, September 15, 2015. The Africa's largest solar carport with 3,300 solar panels will generate 1256 MWh annually and cut carbon emission by around 745 tonnes per year, according to Solarcentury and Solar Africa.  REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya - GF10000206535

A new sustainable energy report tracks Africa's green energy transition. Image: REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Natalie Marchant
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Total Final Energy Consumption in the Five Selected Sub-Saharan African Cities, by Sector
Rapidly growing cities in sub-Saharan Africa are incorporating renewable energy into their expansion plans. Image: REN21

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