Rwanda: Goinggreen, going clean

July 2012
New African;Jul2012, Issue 519, p57
The article reports that Rwanda has one of the most ambitious renewable energy plans. Currently, Rwanda's main energy source is biomass, especially timber fuel from the fast-growing eucalyptus tree. Rwanda is in the fortunate position of having a renewable low carbon energy resource mix which is the foundation for a low carbon economy.


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