Report on Renewable Energy Stakeholders' Workshop, Nairobi, Kenya

Clean energy accessibility has the potential of reducing the cost of living, doing business in key sectors, improve health, enhance competitiveness and lead to employment creation. Currently, Kenyans spend approximately US$1 billion on lighting annually; with 70% of the population using kerosene for lighting and on a small scale for cooking. Replacing traditional fuel based lighting with alternatives such as solar portable lanterns has major positive impact on the environment, health and household lighting spending an aspect being undertaken by most players in the renewable energy world.