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Iceland announces geothermal development program to support East Africa

Ossur Skarphedinsson at the UN General Assembly, September 29, 2012 (source: UN.org)
Alexander Richter 30 Sep 2012

Iceland's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Össur Skarphedinsson announced a new geothermal development program that is to support 13 East African nations in their utilization of geothermal energy resources.

As part of his speech at the recent UN General Assembly in New York, the Foreign Minister of Iceland announces that his country is “pioneering a program that will bring clean renewable energy to millions of people in Africa”.

Iceland will work with the World Bank to assist 13 countries in East Africa to harness their geothermal energy resources.

There are currently no more details available, but it seems like part of the greater interest of the World Bank and other development banks in the support of the ambitious renewable energy programs in Kenya and other East African countries.

Source: UN