Egypt committed to renewable programme

19 January 2015

Al-Sisi is in UAE on first official state visit

Egypt’s President Gamal Abdel Al-Sisi says that Egypt is committed to utilising renewable energy to meet demand for electricity.

Speaking at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, Al-Sisi said that renewable energy would play an important role in meeting the rapid growth in demand for power in Egypt.

Al-Sisi told the conference, part of his first official visit to the UAE as Egyptian president, that Cairo was committed to delivering the 4,300MW direct proposal renewables programme within the next 3 years.

Al-Sisi said that clean-coal and nuclear power would also play an important part in meeting the supply-demand gap.

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