In terms of its per-capita endowment of primary energy, sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is close to the global average. Its 800 million people make up about 9 per cent of the world's population and they are estimated to share 8 per cent of global gas reserves, 10 per cent of the world's oil, and 13 per cent of hydropower resources Ã¢€“ as well as much more than their fair share of solar radiation.
Europe's energy landscape is in a state of transition. The penetration of renewables is gaining pace, throwing doubt on the future role of fossil fuel and nuclear plants and opening the door for the adoption of flexible, on-site power solutions.
Global policy makers need to get to grips with the positive implications of embracing carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, or else pay an unnecessarily expensive price in order to achieve carbon emission reduction targets.