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Med & South 03-01-2014

Western Sahara dispute dims Morocco’s solar hopes

A Moroccan solar project worth some €6.6 billion aimed at turning desert sun into lucrative power exports to Europe could be at risk as international lenders balk at plants planned for the disputed Western Sahara.
Med & South 08-07-2013

EU, Algeria take step towards closer energy cooperation

Algeria and the European Union signed a draft agreement on closer energy cooperation yesterday (7 July) during an official visit by European Commission President José Manuel Barroso.
Trade & Society 31-05-2013

Desertec abandons Sahara solar power export dream

The Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii) has abandoned its strategy to export solar power generated from the Sahara to Europe, killing hopes of boosting the continent’s share of renewable electricity with cheap external supplies.
Energy 20-11-2012

Desertec chief denies crisis

Reports of turmoil in a futuristic plan to generate 15% of Europe’s energy from Saharan solar power have been stoutly denied by the chief executive of the Desertec initiative, Paul van Son. 
Energy 21-06-2010

EU sees solar power imported from Sahara in five years

Europe will import its first solar-generated electricity from North Africa within the next five years, European Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger said in an interview on Sunday.
Energy 23-02-2010

World’s largest solar project set to gain new partners

The Desertec project, which aims to power Europe with solar energy from the deserts of North Africa and the Middle East, is to go truly international next month as five new companies from Spain, Italy, France, Morocco and Tunisia join the scheme.