Making Egypt’s power sector more diverse and sustainable
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In Egypt, like everywhere, growing energy demand is increasingly at odds with the urgent need to control carbon emissions.
Nationally, energy use is rising approximately 6.5 percent a year. To keep up, the government has promoted growth in production of natural gas and other conventional energy sources. As gas production has risen, the share of renewable energy sources in power generation has shrunk. This strategy raises concerns about the country’s finite gas reserves, and also throws Egypt off track in meeting the goals laid out in its sustainable development plan, Egypt Vision 2030. The country faces the potential double whammy of long-term energy insecurity and environmental vulnerability.
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