The World Needs More Energy!

A very powerful and important read by Steven Lyazi – a student and worker in Kampala, Uganda.


Excerpts that grabbed my attention:

“But it is also because callous, imperialistic people in rich countries use exaggerated, imaginary or phony environmental concerns and fake disasters to justify laws, regulations and excuses not to let poor countries use fossil fuels or nuclear power or develop their economies.
They tell us we should only use renewable energy. They say nuclear power is dangerous, and oil, gas and coal are dirty and cause dangerous climate change. They don’t seem to think or care about the poverty, diseases and starvation that we suffer because we do not have fossil fuels.

“But that does not mean we should accept more poverty. It does not mean these rich, powerful people should be able to take away our right to live. It does not mean they have a right to put make-believe scare stories in our papers, on our televisions and radios, and on the internet.
It does not mean they should invent claims that our planet is boiling and we are causing droughts and floods – and so we should throw away coal and other cheap energies that we need to survive.

“But getting rid of poverty and disease is also a big change that would be good for all of us, and cannot happen without fossil fuels.”

Read it all…

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Driessenprofile2Paul Driessen from CFACT introduces this Guest Post ~

In his new article, my young Ugandan mentee Steven Lyazi makes a passionate appeal, asking that African and global leaders do much more to make fossil fuels and electricity available for poor families, nations and communities around the world. Only in that way, he convincingly argues, can the world’s poor improve their lives, living standards, health and life spans.

Poor countries have a right to use fossil fuels and will no longer let anyone stop us

By Steven Lyazi ~

Our planet is blessed with abundant resources that can generate enormous energy, provide raw materials for wondrous technologies, and build modern homes, roads and other structures – to support every man, woman and child on this earth. But can and will political powers make them available to the people who need them?

Of all these resources, energy is the most…

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One Comment on “The World Needs More Energy!”

  1. TonyfromOz says:

    It’s an interesting thing to look at the World Electricity statistics and see just why some people like the author of this Post, Steven Lyazi, makes such a comment as he does with his Post.

    Uganda, the whole Country has a population of almost 38 Million people, almost double that of the whole of Australia.

    And yet, the total power generation for the whole of that Country comes in at only 3TWH. For comparison, just the City of Adelaide in South Australia, (the second smallest State in Australia) consumes around 6.2TWH, more than double that for the whole of Uganda. The population of Adelaide is 1.1 Million people. So a city with only 2.9% of the population of Uganda uses more than double the power for that whole Country.

    And here we are, those of us in these First World Countries, telling these poor undeveloped Countries that they have to do without what we have for the sake of Climate Change.

    That is wrong in so many ways.

    Two years ago, I wrote a Post along the same lines with some statistics for some of those Countries in Africa, and comparing them to what we have, and what we are denying them.

    That Post is at this link.

    We need to take a long hard look at what we have ….. and that’s what we are stopping these people from obtaining. Why should they not have what we already have.



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