Kenya commits to scaling up clean energy initiatives for low carbon future

  • World
  • Thursday, 28 Sep 2023

NAIROBI, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan industrialists on Wednesday pledged to expand their clean energy initiatives, aiming to pave the way for a low-carbon future in the East African nation.

Anthony Mwangi, the chief executive officer of Kenya Association of Manufacturers, told a forum in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, that the sector is rolling out a number of initiatives that will expand the use of renewable energy sources in order to power their production processes.

"Manufacturers are also keen to use energy sources such as wind, water, and sun that do not pollute the environment," Mwangi said during the 9th Clean Energy Conference and Expo, which runs from Tuesday to Thursday.

The event brought together over 100 delegates of senior government officials and energy experts as well as 30 exhibitors who showcased innovations in the clean energy space including renewable energy, water, e-mobility, green building, and clean cooking.

Mwangi said that Kenyan manufacturers will combat energy poverty through the creation of green jobs that result from the use of clean energy technologies.

David Mutisya, the acting director in charge of energy efficiency and conservation department at the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, noted that Kenyan industrialists have made great strides in the use of clean and renewable energy.

He added that the promotion of clean energy is paramount as it supports the country's initiatives of improving access to energy without harming the environment.

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