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MENA Renewable Status Report

Abstract: 
Renewable energy markets and policy frameworks in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)have evolved rapidly in recent years, with an increasing amount of investment and a burgeoning project pipeline to harness the region’s abundance of renewable energy resources. Current signs suggest a significant shift in the region’s diversification efforts over the next decade, especially in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. This report provides a comprehensive and timely overview of developments in renewable energy markets, industries, policies, and investments in the MENA region, drawing on the most recent data available, provided by a network of more than 50 contributors and researchers from the region and synthesised by a multi-disciplinary authoring team. The report covers recent developments in renewable energy, current status and announcements, and key trends; by design, it does not forecast the future. As such, this report will serve as a benchmark for measuring progress in the deployment of renewable energy in the MENA region.
Author: 
REN 21
Year: 
2013
Input By: 
Akinleye Sowunmi
Affiliation: 
Masdar Institute Abu Dhabi
Region(s): 
Industry Focus: 
Energy
Datatype(s): 
Case Studies
Indicators
Policies
Organizations