Lena Gaede

Energy Hacking and the African Market

In the final installment of a three-part series, social engineer and researcher Bright Simons discusses the state of the energy industry in Africa, and how smart investments today can benefit future users:

“Africa’s ability to transcend its current energy hurdles is going to rely on its ability to deploy the most cutting-edge fossil fuel technologies possible, especially of the natural gas variety, or ‘green fossils’ as a cynic might put it. In fact the continent’s ability to deploy renewable energies effectively is premised on first fossilizing its future in a clever, transformative, way: i.e. hacking the old conventional energy infrastructure in order to achieve exotic results.”

Continuing reading here, or read part 1 and part 2 of the series or via Forbes.

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