RCREEE and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung co-organize “Egypt transition into sustainable energy; Economic, social and political perspectives” conference

The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) in collaboration with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Egypt organized “Egypt – The transition into sustainable energy; Economic, social and political perspectives” conference. The conference was held on Tuesday February 9th at the Intercontinental City stars hotel in Cairo.

The conference discussed the future of sustainable energies in Egypt from economic, social and political perspectives. In the panel sessions, speakers elaborated the sustainable energy position among the decision makers’ priorities, and the opportunities and barriers of financing sustainable energies. Moreover, the speakers presented the distributed solar energy systems and its future of Egypt.

The panelists included sustainable energy officials, academia, civil society representatives and energy experts. Mr. Julius Georg Luy the German ambassador in Egypt, Dr. Mohamed El-Sobki, Chairman of New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), Ahmed Badr, RCREEE executive director, Mr. Armin Hasemann, representative of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung welcomed the attendees and expressed their expectations from the conference.

The opening speech of Mr. Julius George Luy showed his support for the steps Egypt is taking to convert into clean energy resources. In addition, Ahmed Badr gave the attendees an overview of the topics to be discussed during the conference.

The agenda included a press conference on first strategic and operational framework protocol for the evaluation of environmental impacts, bird monitoring program and active turbine monitoring program (ATMP) of wind turbines in the Gulf of Suez. During the conference, Ahmed Badr announced the results of the proposals submitted by various consultancies to develop and finance a strategic environmental and social assessment with the special attention to migrating soaring birds with post construction active turbine management (ATMP).