Energy evolution

Energy evolution
While attempts are being made to move away from fossil fuels for energy production, the transition is not happening as efficiently as many predict. New methods of extracting oil and gas have kept these resources cheap and plentiful and have turned importers into leading exporters. Meanwhile, failed policies – many of them based more on emotion than on scientific facts – have exacerbated many of the problems energy markets face – or created new ones.

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Picture showing an official portrait of the leader of the Mozambican National Resistance Movement (RENAMO) party, its spokesman Antonio Muchanga

GIS Dossier: Mozambique’s roller-coaster ride

Mozambique seemed to have it all. Its economy took off after a long and bloody civil war ended in 1992, accelerating further after discoveries of vast natural gas and oil reserves in 2010-2012 prompted the government to liberalize the energy sector. Yet the country’s rags-to-riches scenario has yet to materialize, mostly because of its penchant for self-defeating internal conflicts.

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