Germany to help Kenya achieve 100% renewable energy and export hydrogen
BERLIN– The German government has announced it will provide Kenya with 112 million euros ($118 million) to help the East African nation close the gap to 100% renewable energy and generate electricity. hydrogen.
Kenya already gets around 90% of its electricity from renewable sources, including hydro, geothermal and wind. It aims to completely eliminate the use of fossil fuels for electricity generation by 2030.
Germany’s development ministry said on Monday that 51 million euros will be earmarked for new energy infrastructure and hydrogen production, while around 30 million euros will be used for training programs. Efforts to make Kenyan agriculture more drought-resistant will receive an additional €30 million and €1.5 million will go towards anti-corruption programmes.
The funds – 76 million euros of which will be in the form of loans – are part of a deal that German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Kenyan President William Ruto reached at the UN climate conference last month.
Hydrogen produced with renewable energy can be exported or used to make much-needed fertilizers for Kenya’s domestic agricultural industry.