New scramble for Africa – Green hydrogen and other clean energy export schemes

Green hydrogen (GH2) prospects in Africa are developing at breakneck speed. Since 2021,  developers and governments have advanced at least 30 schemes.  Intense competition is growing for sites with the best wind, solar irradiation, water supply, logistics and access to market. Is this a new scramble for Africa?

And unlike the 19th and 20th century quests for physical resources will this zero-carbon version bring with it sustainable development?

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