The British Embassy in Cairo today announced in a statement that Egypt has accepted a UK offer to support Egypt’s power grid by integrating renewable energy needed for the sustainable electric transport sector.
The report points out that Egypt has already begun to move towards an eco-friendly economy by producing electric cars and setting up electric car charging stations, although this could lead to an increase in the load on the network.
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The announcement came as Egypt attends the Third Ministerial Meeting of the Energy Change Council (ETC), Which was established by the United Kingdom as one of the major initiatives of its presidency COP26 International Climate Conference, with the support of developed countries to encourage countries to set ambitious clean energy goals.
Focus on this third and final ministerial conference before the conference COP26 To identify short, medium and long term priorities in renewable energy, energy efficiency, technology and innovation in Egypt.
Anne-Marie Trevlion, Britain’s Secretary for Climate Change, Energy and Clean Development, who chaired the cabinet meeting, spoke on the council’s progress to date and on new funding from key international initiatives to support energy change in developing countries.
Trevlion said: “The United Kingdom wants to continue working around this global clean energy transition. Green phases are needed to clean up energy transformation. Council partners have begun work with the African Development Bank to expedite efforts in phases at the national and regional levels. [….] Supporting our shared goals of switching to clean energy and facilitating access to energy. ”
Dr. Ahmed Mohina, First Undersecretary for Body Research, Planning and Follow-up at the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy, which represented Egypt on the Council, participated in two key discussions, the first of which focused on financial and technical support from the Council’s institutions to clean energy and green networks, and the second. .
He explained that the Energy Change Council has been instrumental in consolidating and simplifying international support for Egypt’s aspirations for a transition to clean energy, and that Egypt will explore how it can obtain the support it needs from council members to achieve the medium and long term. Priorities set by the country.
Additional projects that the Council may support Egypt include water desalination, waste-to-energy management and network regression and energy efficiency improvements.
Other key participants in today’s ministerial conference included representatives from Bangladesh, Kenya, Laos, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa and many more, as well as international organizations such as the World Bank and the European Investment Bank.EIB), African Development Bank and other.
Launched in September 2020, the Energy Change Council engages in dialogue with various countries around the world and includes leaders of international organizations, multidisciplinary development banks and other global development partners. The goal is to double the global investment rate for clean energy by 2035 and make clean energy technologies a priority option for countries investing in power generation projects to achieve the United Nations Seventh Sustainable Development Goal (target).SDG7) To ensure global access to reliable, sustainable and modern energy at affordable prices.