Exploring marginalization and exclusion in renewable energy development in Africa: a perspective from western individualism and African ubuntu philosophy

Yekeen A. Sanusi, Andreas Spahn

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Abstract

The objectives of this chapter are to understand the ethical principles that are relevant to the achievement of energy justice; to explore energy marginalization in Africa and to analyse this marginalization from the perspectives of Western and Ubuntu ethics; to underscore the violation of ethics in renewable energy deployment; and to find means of addressing energy injustice through proper application of the respective ethical principles. Part of the data for the study were sourced from the reports of the Renewable Energy for Twenty-First Century (REN21).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy Justice Across Borders
EditorsG. Bombaerts, K. Jenkins, Y. Sanusi, W. Guoyu
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Chapter14
Pages273-296
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-24021-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-24020-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2019

Keywords

  • Ethical Theories
  • Energy Marginalization
  • Renewable energy
  • Western Philosophy
  • Ubuntu Philosophy
  • Individualism
  • Community
  • Nature
  • energy justice
  • ethics of technology

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