Kasese (Uganda) commits to go for 100% Renewable Energies
Kasese district in Uganda commits to 100% Renewable Energy by 2020. Already today, the local people are distributors of the energy. We interviewed the Mayor of Kasese, Kabbyanga BK. Godfrey, during the Climate Conference in Bonn.
Kasese: from unsustainable exploitation to empowerment
Between latitudes 0° 12’S and 0° 26N; longitudes 29° 42’E and 30° 18’E lies Kasese. This district in Uganda commits to run on 100% Renewable Energies exclusively from 2020 onwards.
The area is stressed by unsustainable forest management due to the fact that mostly wood is used as an energy source. Deterioration of the environment and poor health conditions are a direct result of the unsustainable practices.
To fight these developments, the Mayor of Kasese, Godfrey Baluku Kime has set out the goal to depend on renewable energies 100% by latest 2020. With a wide range of renewable energies such as biomass, solar, geothermal and Mini- hydroelectric technologies the transition will be made possible.