Tanzania is severely threatened by climate change, yet it is rich in renewable energy resources that can be harnessed to drive development, create skilled jobs, and ensure access to clean, reliable energy for all. The wealth of solar, wind, geothermal and biomass energy which Tanzania receives is a valuable natural commodity, which could be used to power areas long affected by energy poverty, reduce reliance on price-volatile fossil fuel imports, and grow local renewable industries. To make all of this possible, informed leadership, ambitious policies and long term commitment are required.
The objective of this study is to provide Tanzanian MPs with strategic policy recommendations that can help to foster investment in off-grid renewable energy in Tanzania. Its findings can be summarised as follows: