With a quick look at the Arab energy strategies one can deduce that the Arab world is still very far from energy saving policies or the development of renewable energy. In Egypt, one of the Arab countries which is most advanced in this respect, the contribution of clean energy does not exceed 0.3% of the total energy demand (excluding energy produced in the Nile dams). The total installed hydropower capacity produced by the dams which are concentrated in Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Sudan and Lebanon, is almost 9.855MW. The total installed wind power capacity does not exceed 966MW (half of which is produced by Egypt). This means that clean energy only contributes 0.2% to the total electricity generated in the Arab world.

Fuente: Al Safir, 01/06/2013

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