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Massive potential for renewable energy only partially met in gas-addicted North Africa

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Issue 483 - 03 May 2023 - By John Hamilton | 11 minute read

The prospects for giga-scale renewable power projects in North Africa have never been better, leveraging off export-led green hydrogen projects and the advantages of adding cheap non-emitting capacity to already well-developed grids.

But the latest figures from African Energy Live Data show that, over the next five years, North Africa will instead pour ever more natural gas into a growing fleet of open cycle plants, while relatively few wind and solar projects have firm completion dates.

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