Minimizing Ecological Impact with Clean Energy Sources

Minimizing Ecological Impact with Clean Energy Sources

Tanzania, also known as the last frontier, has recently been experiencing rapid economic growth. The population is estimated to reach 140,000,000 within the next 30 years. Many are anticipating a rise in business opportunity and demand in the coming years.



However, rapid infrastructure development and growth comes with a dark side.
The energy crisis in Tanzania is quite severe. In order to combat the energy crisis, the Tanzanian government is planning on building a hydroelectric dam on the Rufiji River which runs through the Selous Game Reserve. Although it may resolve its current energy problem, its effect on wildlife and the ecosystem will be devastating.
Looking back at Japan, the energy industry went through significant changes after the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. Since then, more companies are focusing on renewable energy sources such as wind, geothermal and solar energy.



With the exceptional technology development in renewable energy, Kyuushu Electric produced 78% of its entire energy supply solely on renewable sources on May 4, 2016. That was an unprecedented record and proved to the world that renewable energy can put out a steady supply of energy with minimal ecological impact.
Japan’s influence does not stop at financial support. As a leader in eco-friendly energy production technology, Japan can also help promote renewable energy production to save the threatened ecosystem in Selous. Financial support through TICAD could potentially open up new business opportunities in renewable energy technology.

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