Rhein on Energy and Climate

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12 European industrial and financial companies have carried the Desertec project one step further by setting up “Desertec Industrial Initiative” GmbH (DII). The object of the company is to clarify the legal, technical and economical issues for the construction of solar power plants in the Sahara from which to supply North Africa and Europe with… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

The Middle East oil/gas producer countries- GCC, Iraq and Iran – are among the big C02 emitters on the planet. Jointly they are responsible for more than four percent of global emissions – more than India – due to the nature of their industries, their high living standards, low energy prices and an excessive waste… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

Exploiting the immense solar energy potential of the Sahara for supplying all countries around the Mediterranean and Europe with clean energy has been a vision since the technical development of large-scale solar power generation in the mid-1980s. In 2007 the Club of Rome has presented the DESERTIC Concept, the realisation of which would combine the… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein