Energy Resources in East Africa

Opportunities and Challenges

  • Herick O. Otieno
  • Joseph L. Awange

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Pages 1-43
  3. Pages 65-86
  4. Pages 225-260
  5. Pages 261-278
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 279-292

About this book


East African states have historically shared several resources including energy and common heritage of its people. This book provides information on available sources of energy in the region and how the energy suppliers can exploit them in an integrated form to produce the right blend of energy for various applications e.g., industrial, domestic and recreational uses. We provide an in-depth analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of different energy sources in-terms of environmental, industrialization, distribution costs and impacts. We hope that the book will contribute towards a sustainable exploitation of energy resources for the improvement of the people’s quality of life.


Applied Physics Domestic Energy Supply Energy and Environment Energy and Use Engergy Conversion Engineering Fluid Dynamics Industrial Development energy technology environment

Authors and affiliations

  • Herick O. Otieno
    • 1
  • Joseph L. Awange
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsMaseno UniversityMasenoKenya
  2. 2.Department of Spatial Sciences, Division of Resources and EnvironmentCurtin University of TechnologyPerthAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-35666-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-35669-1
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