Future prospects of the renewable energy sector in libya

Mohamed, A.M.A., Al-Habaibeh, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-9867-6011 and Abdo, H. ORCID: 0000-0001-9279-0035, 2016. Future prospects of the renewable energy sector in libya. In: SBE16 Dubai Conference, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17-19 January 2016.

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This study investigates the options available to the energy sector in Libyan, particularly in relation to the potential of using renewable energy as one of the main sources for the country. Libyan government has set a target for renewable energy resources sharing with current energy sources to reach 30% by the year 2030 which mainly includes wind energy, Concentrating Solar Power (CSP), Photovoltaic (PV) and Solar Water Heating (SWH). The argument here is not whether this can be completed or not within the stipulated time. But the main objective is achieving a sustainable economic growth through a clean energy system and for the energy supply to maintain meeting the growing energy demand. The aim of this paper is to illustrate the current energy supply and future demands in Libya. This paper integrates data from literature review, field visits and interviews with Libyan energy experts to paint a comprehensive picture in relation to energy demand and consumption. The findings which have emerged from the analysis of this data reflect energy challenges and opportunities in Libya. Furthermore, securing alternative resources of energy and income are becoming critically important for Libya and other countries within the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) if they wish to maintain the same standard of living for future generations and reduce pollution, fossil fuel local consumption and carbon emission.

Item Type: Conference contribution
Creators: Mohamed, A.M.A., Al-Habaibeh, A. and Abdo, H.
Date: 2016
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 20 Jan 2016 09:55
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:58
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/26825

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