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IEEFA update: South African coal exports face long-term decline

Weaker 2018 exports are a sign of things to come

SYDNEY–In 2018, coal exports out of Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT), South Africa’s main coal export port, declined 4% to 73.5 million tonnes (Mt). According to RBCT CEO Alan Waller, the decline was not due to operational issues but a matter of weaker global demand. This decline occurred despite the main off-taker of South African […]

January 29, 2019 Read More →

IRENA: Renewables can provide 50% of Egypt’s electricity by 2030

Arabian Industry: Egypt has the potential to generate up to 53 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Renewable Energy Outlook: Egypt report, released at a high-level conference in Cairo today in the presence of Egyptian government officials and […]

October 11, 2018 Read More →

Bids for Egypt solar project come in under ¢3/kWh

Renew Economy: The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company is currently reviewing six bids for the 200 MW Kom Ombo solar PV project including two bids both of which were below the $0.03 mark, causing an immediate publicity campaign from the two companies involved, Spanish solar developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures and Saudi energy giant ACWA Power. On […]

August 14, 2018 Read More →

Egypt in Deal With China’s GCL for $2 Billion Solar Panel Factory

Reuters: CAIRO—China’s GCL Group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Egypt’s ministry of military production to build a solar panel facility at a cost of up to $2 billion, state-run newspaper Al-Ahram reported on Thursday. Under the MOU, which was signed on Wednesday, the facility will manufacture panels capable of producing 5 gigawatts […]

May 11, 2018 Read More →

Egypt in $2.8 Billion Solar Project to Ease Reliance on Fossil Fuels

Bloomberg News: Egypt inaugurated the first solar power plant at a remote desert complex where the government plans to generate as much as 1.8 gigawatts from the sun, cutting the most populous Arab nation’s reliance on dirty and expensive fossil fuels. The plant, developed by Germany-based Ib Vogt GmbH and a local company called Infinity […]

March 14, 2018 Read More →
An Opening for a Better Energy Course in Egypt

An Opening for a Better Energy Course in Egypt

A New Study Suggests How Sound Energy Policy Can Help Modernize the Most Populous Country in the Mideast

“80 Gigawatts of Change,” an important new report commissioned by the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights and the Heinrich Böll Foundation offers some crucial and timely detail on how the most populous country in the Middle East might best manage its energy future. Egypt today has an electricity shortage—the country requires 30 gigawatts […]

March 31, 2016 Read More →