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Libyan PM launches national strategy for renewable energy

The Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah launched during a forum held Monday in Tripoli the National Strategy for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency, in the presence of a number of ministers, ambassadors and heads of a number of agencies concerned with renewable energies.

Dbeibah said that his government approved a budget that is the largest in the history of the oil sector with the aim of developing the energy sector, pointing to “forming a real roadmap for the national strategy for renewable energies.

He announced his directive to the Libyan Investment Authority to begin real investment in the renewable energy sector, calling for expanding global cooperation in this sector.

While he noted the contracting with Total Energy to implement the first project to produce 500 megawatts, and the site was handed over to begin implementation, he pointed to the signing of three agreements with Malta and Italy to implement a sea pipeline and pump renewable energy to Europe.

The launching of the strategy comes within the framework of joint cooperation between the Ministry of Planning and the United States Agency for International Development to produce a unified national document covering the national strategy for renewable energies in Libya in the years 2023-2035.

The Minister of Planning, Mohammed Al-Zaidani, confirmed that the Ministry, in cooperation with the agencies concerned with energy, including the Renewable Energy Agency, the General Electricity Company, and international partners, reviewed previous studies in this field to come up with a unified document that covers the national strategy for renewable energies by not relying on one source of spending, which is oil, but finding other sources, similar to other countries.

Source: Libya Observer