Algeria: Promises to promote solar, ‘save’ Sonelgaz

Issue 354 - 29 Sep 2017
Speaking to parliament in mid-September, Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia said Algeria should promote a policy to rebalance its economy in which all energy types should be developed, including renewables – reaffirming the government’s commitment to solar power – and unconventional resources, such as shales. Promotion of solar will require private investment, which can happen only with “a gradual evolution of tariffs, a severe struggle against illegal connections and a firm policy towards recovering debt from consumers”, one report said.

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