Business Jason Deign - 10/February/2023

The lure of powering Europe from the Sahara Desert endures

North Africa has enough solar and wind energy to easily power the whole of Europe but plans to export renewables generation across the Mediterranean have so far floundered. The burgeoning clean hydrogen sector could change the picture

Schemes aiming to bring solar power from the Sahara to Europe have been around for years but could make more sense in today’s energy landscape


DESERT DISAPPOINTMENT With huge resource potential, exporting clean power from the Sahara has long been considered but yet become a reality

HYDROGEN HOPES Energy security concerns in Europe are spurring new interest in the region and hydrogen is emerging as a promising energy vector

KEY QUOTE Now that Europe needs low-cost alternatives to insecure, expensive Russian energy, the deserts of North Africa look very appealing again
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