The fact we have to continue asking such inane questions on this site gets depressing at times.
But, clearly, just by taking the temperature of global net zero discussions and COP26 hysteria the answer is clearly “no, it shouldn’t be allowed, Africans shouldn’t be using gas, even if it will definitely improve the lives of billions of people there.”
Arbitrary targets tied only to completely uncertain and likely extremely exaggerated future climate scenarios in 2030 and 2050 are much more important, right?
CO2 emissions and the accompanying massive leaps forward for human development that they have undoubtedly driven are the real problem here…
And no, you can’t have it both ways. If energy supply is curtailed in any way, on a global scale, those in energy poverty will most definitely suffer. There is no way around that simple fact…
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“In Africa we have two problems: the access problem and the availability problem. About 50% of African countries have electricity output levels that are below 50% of demand,” stated Omoboriowo II.
Yet, Africa has significant natural gas resources that, if leveraged, could sufficiently meet demand, increasing access to electricity and driving associated socio-economic growth. According to Omoboriowo II, “Africa has over 600 trillion cubic feet of proven gas reserves, with Nigeria being the largest holder.” By utilizing gas, African can make energy poverty history by 2030.”