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COP22 - Expanding geothermal development in Kenya : A Model for Replication
Today, nearly 80% of Kenya's citizens lack access to basic energy services, and the country's population is rapidly growing. To provide widespread energy services while avoiding an increase in greenhouse gas emissions, the government is committed to developing affordable energy through a low-carbon pathway based on its abundant renewable resources, including geothermal. Although today only 13 percent of its current power comes from geothermal energy, the country has nearly 7,000 MW geothermal potential, enough to produce five times the population's entire energy needs.