Thursday, March 11, 2010

Electricity, Oil, Natural Gas, Coal, Wind & Geothermal

Electricity -production
5.223 billion kWh (2008 est.)

Electricity - consumption:
4.863 billion kWh (2008 est.)

Electricity -exports:
58.3 million kWh (2007 est.)

Electricity - imports:
22.5 million kWh (2007 est.)

Oil - production:
0 bbl/day (2008 est.)

Oil - consumption
75,000 bbl/day (2008 est.)

Oil - exports:
7,270 bbl/day (2007 est.)

Oil - imports:
80,530 bbl/day (2007 est.)

Oil - proved reserves:
0 bbl (1 January 2009 est.)

Natural gas - production:
0 cu m (2008 est.)

Natural gas - consumption:
0 cu m (2008 est.)

Natural gas - exports:
0 cu m (2008 est.)

Natural gas - imports:
0 cu m (2008 est.)

Natural gas - proved reserves:
0 cu m (1 January 2009 est.)

Hydroelectric power - production:

3.25 billion kwh (2006)

Hydroelectric power - consumption:

3.25 billion kwh (2006)

Coal - production:
0 million short tons (2006)

Coal - consumption:
0.154 million short tons (2006)

There have been various reports about the discovery of commercial quantities of coal in Eastern Kenya and talks with China to build a railway line for transportation of the coal from the region. (

Wind farm in the Ngong hills on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya
Photograph: Stephen Morrison/EPA
Some 365 giant wind turbines are to be installed in desert around Lake Turkana in northern Kenya, creating the biggest windfarm on the continent. When complete in 2012, the £533m project will have a capacity of 300MW, a quarter of Kenya's current installed power and one of the highest proportions of wind energy to be fed in a national grid anywhere in the world. Currently fewer than one-in-five Kenyans has access to electricity. (, 7/27/09)

Approximately 11% of KenGen's installed capacity comes from geothermal plants, which tap into the hot rocks a mile beneath the Rift Valley to release steam to power turbines. (Guardian)

No nuclear power plants. Very little solar.

(CIA: The World Factbook, hydro-US EIA, coal-US EIA, nuclear-US EIA, US EIA Energy Profile)

Third African IRPA Regional Conference 2010

Full Conference Description

Theme: Strengthening Radiation Protection Infrastructures in Africa

Dates: September 19-24, 2010

Venue: Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC), Nairobi, Kenya

Eastern Africa Association for Radiation Protection (EAARP) is hosting the third African International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) Regional Conference (AFRIRPA2010) on 19-24, September 2010, in Nairobi, Kenya. On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to welcome you to join us in this unique scientific and cultural experience. AFRIRPA 2010 will provide a platform to share the latest scientific updates, current developments, and future trends in radiation protection.

Introduction: Radiation is an inescapable part of the natural environment, and it is also produced artificially with a variety of unique applications in health, enironmental studies, industry, etc. It is evident that our present and future lifestyles are unsustainable without peaceful applications of radiation technologies. Events around the world continue to indicate an increasing need for nuclear and other renewable energy sources. According to the recommendations of a high level African Regional Conference on the contribution of Nuclear Energy to Peace and Sustainable Development held in January 2007 in Algiers, which was adopted by the Executive council of Ministers during the 8th African Union (AU) summit of January 2007, ‘it is important for African countries to promote the acquisition of scientific know-how and the necessary infrastructure for the peaceful use of nuclear energy’. However, in order to derive the full benefits of nuclear energy and radiation technologies certain protective measures must be established and used correctly. Experts will examine how far the African states are benefiting from these technologies and make recommendations for further improvements both in the
applications and in the safety aspects.

Conference Theme: Regional IRPA conferences have been held twice in Africa: South Africa in 2003; and Egypt in April, 2007. When the EAARP was bestowed the honour of hosting the AFRIRPA2010 in Nairobi they wanted to make an impact on the Radiation Protection infrastructure and practices in Africa, hence the choice of our conference theme: “Strengthening Radiation Protection Infrastructures in Africa: Towards Establishing Effective and Sustainable Co-operations and Networks”. With this slogan they plan to create opportunities for open highlevel discussions by the relevant stakeholders with a view to present an accurate current situation of applications of radiation technologies and radiation protection practices in Africa, and make resolutions for necessary improvements. Such discussions will involve decision makers, professionals in various fields of applications of radiation, relevant organizations (local and international, governmental and NGO) and the general public. It is their hope that attendance and contributions will help shape the future of applications and safety of radiation technologies in Africa.

Washington, D.C. and Kenya Unite For Climate Protection


Washington, D.C.

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The African American Environmentalist Association has joined with Kenya to protect Earth's environment. Whereas, global climate change is the most important environmental issue facing the world today, America and Kenya will work hard to mitigate the consequences of emitting unlimited quantities of greenhouse gases into our atmosphere.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

AAEA Opens Kenya Office


Mr. Boaz Adhengo

P.O. Box 75986 - 00200
Citysquare, Nairobi


Tel: +254733867644


Occupation - Academic Planning

Current Job - Project Program Assistant, Aga Khan University

Experience - Over 10 years in Solid Waste Management and Ecological Activism

Publications - DEBATING GLOBAL TERRORISM: Ethical Implications for Africa's Development, EEIU, 2010.

Career Objectives: An increasingly responsible position in a research based industry where multidisciplinary skills and a dynamic working environment is the foundation for high quality results

Aga Khan University, On Campus Group