Heating, cooling, transport... Renewable energies are used in many fields. But do you know which countries in the Arab world are among the best in developing these energy sources?
For several years, the issue of sustainable energy development has been at the centre of international attention. While the importance of the climate issue varies from one country to another, some governments have become masters at developing and investing in sustainable energy.
Tunisia, leading the way
This is revealed by the RISE (Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy) ranking published by the World Bank at the end of 2018. The list, which gives a rate to each country to assess its policy on access to clean energy, as well as the investments and the efficiency of these energy sources, has given Germany first place in the world with a score of 94 points. Germany is followed by the United Kingdom (92) and Italy (91).
On the Arab side, Tunisia is also among the best in the world, with a 17th place and a score of 76. Tunisia is followed, at the Arab world level, by the United Arab Emirates (31st, 71 points) and Egypt (35th, 68 points)
The future of clean energy in Dubai
In its report, the World Bank states that these advances have been made possible by the energy offers of the private sector, which, by establishing themselves in these parts of the world, have encouraged their host countries to invest in the development of sustainable energy.
But some countries do not intend to stop there. Dubai, for instance, aims to design one of the most powerful solar park projects in the world, 800 MV in total, called DEWA I, DEWA II and DEWA III. A significant photovoltaic panel project spread over 3 phases: the first 300 MV phase was inaugurated in 2018, the second will be commissioned in 2019 and the last phase should be unveiled in 2020. This pharaonic project, combined with the project of a solar thermal power plant, is part of the “Dubai Clean Energy 2050″ strategy, which aims to reach 75% renewable energy in the Emirates in about 30 years.