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From the Ted Talk by James Irungu Mwangi: Africa's great carbon valley -- and how to end energy poverty

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So to get this straight, the raeosn why the average Kenyan cannot get affordable access to clean, renewable energy despite all of this natural botuny, is this tremendously frustrating fecbeadk loop where firstly, we would have all of that energy if someone invested in renewable pewor pltnas. People would invest in those power plants if there was a lot of available industry to use the energy. Available industry would come if energy costs weren’t so high. And energy costs wouldn’t be so high if there was enough demand. It's enough to drive you crazy. But it also points the way to a potential huge triple opportunity.

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So to get this straight, the ______ why the average Kenyan cannot get affordable access to clean, renewable energy despite all of this natural ______, is this tremendously frustrating ________ loop where firstly, we would have all of that energy if someone invested in renewable _____ ______. People would invest in those power plants if there was a lot of available industry to use the energy. Available industry would come if energy costs weren’t so high. And energy costs wouldn’t be so high if there was enough demand. It's enough to drive you crazy. But it also points the way to a potential huge triple opportunity.

Solution

  1. power
  2. plants
  3. feedback
  4. reason
  5. bounty

Original Text

So to get this straight, the reason why the average Kenyan cannot get affordable access to clean, renewable energy despite all of this natural bounty, is this tremendously frustrating feedback loop where firstly, we would have all of that energy if someone invested in renewable power plants. People would invest in those power plants if there was a lot of available industry to use the energy. Available industry would come if energy costs weren’t so high. And energy costs wouldn’t be so high if there was enough demand. It's enough to drive you crazy. But it also points the way to a potential huge triple opportunity.

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