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14 Feb 2018

Egypt’s energy transition builds on Germany’s example

Spiegel Online

Solar energy is abundant in Egypt, and the Arab world’s most populous country builds on Germany’s expertise and experience in pushing its transition towards renewable power sources, Nermine Kotb writes on Spiegel Online. “Prices for solar cells and wind power have for long been much too high for the country,” Kotb says, “but renewable energy has become competitive – and Egypt has high ambitions.” Egypt “closely cooperates with Germany, which is seen as a pioneer in green energy,” the Egyptian author writes. The German development bank KfW has provided financial assistance for two wind farms in the country, and an Egyptian-German committee on renewable energy and energy efficiency in Cairo aims to improve the energy consumption of household appliances and advise Egyptians on efficient energy use. “The successful German tool of feed-in tariffs for clean energy was also adopted by Egypt in 2014,” she says.

Read the article in German here.

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