South Africa gets 90% of its electricity from coal-fired power plants. And the consequences are severe as air and water pollution lead to serious illness and death among residents, while arable land is lost to mines.
Communities in Oaxaca say they were hoodwinked into approving wind parks that pollute their land. As another development looms, they're hoping a legal injunction puts power back in their hands.
Just over half of electricity used in Germany was created by renewable energy sources at the start of 2020. But some wind and solar advocates warn investment is needed for that to remain the case.
Uganda's Karamoja region is rich in natural resources. With better security, major mining conglomerates have come in and the labor union, Karamoja Miners Association, ensures they do not grab lands.
This week on Eco Africa we visit a successful reforestation project in western Uganda, see the high potential for solar energy in Ghana and learn how to deliver biogas with massive rucksacks in Benin.
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