(MENAFN- Brazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA))
São Paulo – The Arab countries will get close to their renewable energy targets by 2030 if their solar and wind power projects are completed as planned, according to a Global Energy Monitor report published Tuesday (28). Even leading oil producers like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are shifting away from fossil fuel power and investing in clean energy.
In 2013, the Arab League clean energy initiative pledged to increase the region's installed renewable power generation capacity from 12 GW to 80 GW by 2030. The projects underway will increase the renewable energy generation capacity in Arab states in the Middle East and North Africa region to approximately 73GW in the next eight years, the report said. Global Energy Monitor is a United States-based non-governmental organization.
The projects under construction would add 7.6 GW, while the projects in development or announced would contribute with 65.5 GW, the report said. Egypt is now the country in the region with the largest renewable energy capacity at 3.5 GW, followed by the UAE at 2.6%, Morocco (pictured above) at 1.9 GW, Jordan at 1.7 GW, and Saudi Arabia at 0.78 GW.
Oman , Morocco, Algeria and Kuwait are some of the countries with the most ambitious plans to expand their solar and wind power capacity.
Translated by Guilherme Miranda
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