The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is planning a substantial hike in renewable energy capacity over the coming decade to meet high power demand growth, limit the use of oil and gas feedstock in power generation, and take advantage of a forecast drop in solar and wind generated electricity, the latest research report by MEED Insight "MENA Renewable Energy 2012" said. [...] Ten of the 14 Arab states covered in this report have set 2020 renewable energy targets, ranging from 5 percent of the total energy mix to 42 percent. Even those that have not, such as Saudi Arabia and Iraq, are talking of implementing major solar power programs. The targets imply that renewable energy capacity will have to rise three-fold to at least 27,000MW if they are to be met.
Read full article in The Saudi Gazette here.
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