The Energy Crisis in Africa

The soaring [food] prices were actually exacerbated (as the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN confirmed) by the diversion of much of the world’s farmland into making motor fuel, in the form of ethanol and biodiesel, for the rich to salve their green consciences. Climate policies were probably a greater contributor to the Arab Spring than climate change itself.

The use of ethanol in motor fuels is an irrational response to “green propaganda. The energy density of biofuel, as ethanol additives are called, is low resulting in the use of more and more ethanol and less and less arable land for food.

Without abundant fuel and power, prosperity is impossible: workers cannot amplify their productivity, doctors cannot preserve vaccines, students cannot learn after dark, goods cannot get to market. Nearly 700 million Africans rely mainly on wood or dung to cook and heat with, and 600 million have no access to electric light. Britain with 60 million people has nearly as much electricity-generating capacity as the whole of sub-Saharan Africa, minus South Africa, with 800 million.

South Africa is quickly destroying its electricity potential with idiotic racist policies…

  • andycanuck

    BTW, solar panels have to be kept clean, you know, with water, to work so putting them in the desert (as the Americans have also done) isn’t quite an environmentalist’s dream. Not that they’re really in it to save the natural world.

  • just a thought

    please tell me he’s not wearing a satellite dish on his head.

    • Minicapt

      Walking the wok.


      • just a thought


  • Jay Currie

    Smart people know that climate change is a crock.

    Smarter people know the “biofuels” and windmills divert money to unproductive uses.

    Really smart people know that the poorest, least powerful, people in the world will bear the burden of the Green madness.

  • Hard Little Machine

    One of the leading causes of Amazonian rain forest destruction is the slash and burn land clearing employed to make farmland for sugarbeet used in biofuels which in turn allows Brazil to be oil independent. so while they’re abandoning oil and gas on the one hand, they’re helping to create a problem just as large with the other.