Ethiopia's green economy is booming, but most of the locals are not feeling the benefit.
Last week, the country opened Africa's biggest wind farm. The Ashegoda Wind Farm will generate 120 megawatts of electricity. It came online just days after Ethiopia announced an agreement to build a 1000-megawatt geothermal facility, the largest in Africa.
Growing economies and more stable governments are making East Africa eager for more power – and it wants green power
Look at China with the air pollution from the coal-fired power stations.
European and Chinese investment has helped the price of wind power fall below that of coal-generated electricity.
Ethiopia may have access to a terawatt of wind power to add to the vast hydropower resources that now supply 90 per cent of its electricity. Add to that the geothermal potential of the East African Rift and the country's goal of being carbon-neutral by 2025 starts to look plausible.