China Funds Africa’s Fossil Fuel Renaissance—To Africa’s and the World’s Peril
China is pushing major advances in Africa's energy sector. It will inevitably use the African fossil fuel sector as security for its own future energy needs. The geopolitical consequences could be serious. Countries in Africa are in dire need of economic uplift for which a fossil-fuel supported energy sector is indispensable. In a world of growing opposition to fossil fuels, China has become Africa's key fossil fuel enabler.