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November 2012, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Development Agency for France (AFD), KfW Entwicklungsbank (KfW) and the Moroccan Energy Agency (MASEN) signed a loan grant of € 300m. The loan would cover more than 50% of the total cost of the first phase of the “Ouarzazate solar power complex”project. The project will be the first under the...
This week, The government approved a US $20 million loan to help financing a wind power scheme with 60 MG capacity. The scheme was originally planned based on an agreement between OPEC Fund for International Development and the Yemeni government. The project, planned to be sited at Mocha, aims at decreasing country’s dependency on fossil fuels in...
Under the scope of Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) major initiative to develop Solar Water Heaters (SWH) market; the ministry raised a new request for proposals for the supply of 1,000 flat-plate solar water heaters. Efforts to develop SWH markets go back to 2009 with “GEF Global Solar Water Heaters Project” undertaken by MEW and UNDP Lebanon...
Dii First cooperation project between Morocco and EU member states has been put on hold after Spain balked the official agreement signing.  Besides, one of the biggest industrial supporters at the founding stage of the initiative “Bosch” announced its withdrawal from the project few weeks after Siemens backed out. Despite these...
“From Policy Design to Implementation: Experience and Best practice”; this was the theme of the second day of the regional workshop-for Mashreq countries- held in Cairo on the 14th and 15th of November 2012. The workshop was organized by Paving the Way for the Mediterranean Solar Plan (PWMSP) project in cooperation with RCREEE. More than 60...
November 6th 2012, the Mediterranean Solar Plan held its first working group meeting in Berlin on Perspectives for Know-How Transfer and Capacity Development in and with Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries. The Know-how transfer and capacity development are considered among the important building blocks up on which the Master Plan for the...
Paving the way for the new investment plans to produce 40% of national electricity from in solar energy by 2030; the government is preparing new legal measures. These measures aim at encouraging production as they include regulations that will govern the incentives for the renewable energies and definition of the conditions to access to the...
In attempt to solve Electricity consumption challenges in Egypt, the government has agreed connecting the Egyptian and Saudi Arabia grid which would allow 3,000 megawatts exchange during peak times.  After the legal review of the agreement the Egyptian government approved the project. However, it still waits for the approval of the Saudi...
“Heading for a Sustainable Energy Future 2050” was a central theme for the two-day 3rd  Dii Desert Energy Conference in Berlin, Nov 7-8. Tareq Emtairah, RCREEE ED, participated in a panel session focusing on the renewable energy strategies of MENA countries and where do the countries stand with regard to defining renewable energy targets and...
The government plans to install 3500 Megawatt from solar energy; said Eng. Mahmoud Attia, Vice Chairman of Projects & Operations of New and Renewable Energy Authority (NERA). Besides, the government already launched abiding process for private sector to build wind farms with a capacity of 1,000 megawatts in the area of Zeit Mountain in the...

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