The Renewables Market in MENA – Opportunities and Challenges (2010)

This document produced by the law firm Freshfields provides a rich overview of the use of renewable energy sources in the Middle East and North Africa region, also known as MENA region. It includes country briefings on Saudi Arabia, UAE, Dubai, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, Syria and North Africa.

The MENA region is currently facing a situation of abundance of solar energy, growing demand for electricity, declining fossil fuel reserves in many states and the growing desire of some states to diversify their energy mix on a sustainable basis.
Despite the positive growth this region faces a number of relevant obstacles in terms of technology, specialised labor force and other commercial, policy and technological challenges.

This report reviews the use of renewables in the region, examines the challenges and opportunities and provides some advices to local authorities on how to boost their national markets.

Author: Freshfields
Date: 2010
Pages: 27
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