Africa: End Energy Poverty in Africa to Combat Climate Change – AuthenticAfrican

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[allAfrica] Freetown -Black carbon - emitted by gas and diesel engines and released through the burning of wood, peat, charcoal, and other solid fuels - is the second most significant contributor to climate change after carbon dioxide. For most Africans who lack access to affordable sources of power, burning charcoal and wood remains their sole source of energy.