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North Africa’s Renewable Potential and Strategic Location Reinforce Its Role in Energy Transition

February 26, 2024


North Africa – Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Sudan – faces significant challenges due to climate change, which increasingly disrupts the region’s economies that rely on agriculture, fishery and tourism. Climate mitigation efforts, including renewable energy deployment is therefore crucial for the region’s climate resilience, while further developing their economies. Fortunately, the region is endowed with immense renewables potential, especially solar and wind power, making it a prime candidate for a renewables-based energy transition.

As the African continent’s largest energy market, the region – apart from Sudan – is characterised by notable socio-economic development, industrialisation and access to modern energy. These characteristics, combined with its vast renewables potential, could enable North Africa to lead at the forefront of the global energy transition.

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