DIVERSIFYING EGYPT’S ENERGY MIX: The Road to Renewable Energy
Tuesday, 3rd February 2015
The Hurghada-Cairo road follows the Red Sea’s tranquil sea coast; the slightest swerve could drive a bus full of Egyptians, and the occasional foreigner, straight into the crystalline water. Opposite the Red Sea, the desert opens up in all directions, making the journey a pleasant experience, albeit the long bus ride The scenery turns extraordinary the moment the highway reaches the wind farms; their giant wind turbines rising like palm trees in the desert, a scene more suited to Germany than Egypt.
Monday, 12th January 2015
When Natural Gas Is Not Enough: Diversifying Egypt’s Energy Mix
Egypt’s smothering summer months are old news, at least until May creeps back into our calendars. Yet the country’s worst energy crisis in decades continues to make the headlines. The second half of 2014 experienced plaguing power outages across the city, struggles to repay rising government debt, lagging foreign investment and a race to match natural gas production with domestic energy demand – all while juggling presidential elections, fuel subsidy reforms and a vulnerable industrial sector.