Environment and Forestry PS calls for harnessing of clean energy
Environment and Forestry Principal Secretary Mr. Ali Noor Ismail, has called on private organizations to harness alternative sources of clean energy that don’t produce carbon dioxide emissions and other greenhouse gasses which accelerate effects of climate change.
The PS has said that exploitation and use of clean energy will help reduce the human reliance on the use of charcoal and firewood which are the major cause of destructions of forests.
Speaking today in Nairobi when he met officials of a private firm KOKO Networks which produces liquid ethanol cooking fuel as an alternative source of energy, the PS said that 80 percent of rural populations depend on firewood and charcoal as their major source of energy hence destroying vital forests.
He said that increased use of such energy which contains Carbon Dioxide increases the warmth of planet and is the main cause of global warming effects.
He said that use of alternative energy coupled with technology, such ventures will have comparable or better performance, without emitting carbon dioxide, hence they are clean and safe for the environment and humanity.
Koko Networks produces liquid ethanol as an alternative for cooking fuel, which delivers significant cost savings and quality of life improvements in the multi-billion dollar market for urban cooking fuel.
KOKO Networks (KOKO) has entered into partnership with Vivo Energy to supply the Kenyan market with for clean liquid ethanol cooking fuel.
KOKO Networks Chief Executive Officer Greg Murray, said that the use of ethanol fuel is cost effect and clean and that it will enable large populations access to an affordable clean cooking fuel.
He said cooking fuel costs up to $20 billion in Africa’s largest cities, but many urban markets are dominated by deforestation-based charcoal, which has a detrimental effect on the environment and human health.
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