Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Manfred Hafner, Simone Tagliapietra, Lucia de Strasser
    Pages 1-21 Open Access
  3. Manfred Hafner, Simone Tagliapietra, Lucia de Strasser
    Pages 23-45 Open Access
  4. Manfred Hafner, Simone Tagliapietra, Lucia de Strasser
    Pages 47-75 Open Access
  5. Manfred Hafner, Simone Tagliapietra, Lucia de Strasser
    Pages 77-96 Open Access
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 97-112

About this book


This open access book presents a picture of the current energy challenges on the African continent (and the Sub-Saharan region in particular) and proposes pathways to an accelerated energy transition. Starting with an analysis of the status quo and the outlook for Africa’s energy demand and energy access, it provides an account of the available resources, including hydrocarbons and renewable energy resources, which are playing an increasingly crucial role. It then moves on to analyze the level of investment required to scale-up Africa’s energy systems, shedding light on the key barriers and elaborating on potential solutions. It also provides a suggestion for improving the effectiveness of EU–Africa cooperation. While mainly intended for policymakers and academics, this book also speaks to a broader audience interested in gaining an overview of the challenges and opportunities of the African energy sector today and in the future.


Energy Access Sub-saharan Africa Economic Growth Sustainable Development United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals Electrification Open Access

Authors and affiliations

  • Manfred Hafner
    • 1
  • Simone Tagliapietra
    • 2
  • Lucia de Strasser
    • 3
  1. 1.Fondazione Eni Enrico MatteiMilanItaly
  2. 2.Fondazione Eni Enrico MatteiMilanItaly
  3. 3.Fondazione Eni Enrico MatteiMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-92218-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-92219-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5520
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5539
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