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PETITION - Tell Congress: Provide 50 Million Africans With Electricity for the First Time

World  (tags: usa, africa, electricity, government )

- 1787 days ago -
Last week a bill was introduced into the House that would bring electricity to 50 million Africans for the very first time. -- To make sure this bill passes, please add your name and let your representatives know that it's time to electrify Africa...

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Kit B (276)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 1:34 pm

I would sign but if this is the dam in Ethiopia, I can't. Let's finally do one thing right, let's help with wind and solar power.

David B (26)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 2:37 pm
Is it the dam in Ethiopia or not Kit?... Why not sign the petition anyway, hydroelectricity is clean electricity and much more efficient than wind or solar.

David B (26)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 3:33 pm
"NOT renewable"? -- Dear people, this post is about providing 50 million Africans with electricity. It is not a forum for discussing greenhouse gas emissions. -- Should we deny electricity to 50 million human beings just because people sending messages from computers powered by coal fired power stations won't sign this petition?...

Of course, if you all switched off your dirty electricity, all of the coal fired power stations would shut down immediately and you could all live like pollution free, electricity-less Africans? -- Good idea?

NB: There is no mention of a dam in Ethiopia so why assume that this is all about building a dam in Ethiopia?

Christeen A (368)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 4:39 pm

Rose B (141)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:13 pm

Animae C (515)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 9:52 pm
Let's keep our minds open & help those in need.

Energy Poverty Action
Thanks so much for adding your name.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 10:50 pm
I agree with AniMaechi

I signed

Ben O (171)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 3:35 am
Well, what could be better than solar energy in Africa...?

Ben O (171)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 3:38 am
The Solar future in South Africa:

David B (26)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 5:58 am
Obama Pledges $7 Billion to Upgrade Power in Africa
July 2, 2013
Source: The Intenet Post

Once again, US taxpayers are spending BILLIONS for US corpora-terrorists to PRETEND to build/upgrade power grids in another country! US taxpayers have spent BILLIONS to ‘build’ power grids in IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN — seemingly, EVERY COUNTRY ON EARTH — EXCEPT the US! US infrastructure is CRUMBLING, but Congress won’t appropriate a nickel to fix any of the THOUSANDS of unsafe bridges across America or, God forbid, give a air traffic controller overtime. The reason why the hypocritical Republicans in Congress (except for Rand Paul and a few others) have no objection to pouring billions into ‘upgrading’ infrastructure in other nations is that they know such projects will NEVER be completed (Iraq, Afghanistan) and the only BENEFACTORS to these pseudo-humanitarian (and ‘security’) projects are US CORPORA-TERRORISTS, immune from oversight. That’s why the GOP wants to spend $50 billion to ‘secure the border’ while simultaneously voting to cut food stamps and slash aid to the poor.

U.S. President Barack Obama pledged $7 billion Sunday to help combat frequent power blackouts in sub-Saharan Africa. Funds from the initiative, dubbed Power Africa, will be distributed over the next five years. Obama made the announcement during his trip to South Africa, the continent’s biggest economy. The program includes $1.5 billion from the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation and $5 billion from the Export-Import Bank, the White House said. Sub-Saharan Africa will need more than $300 billion to achieve universal electricity access by 2030, it said.

Elizabeth O (94)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 6:10 am

Past Member (0)
Friday July 5, 2013, 11:54 pm
Energy Poverty Action
Thanks so much for adding your name.

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