Electricity generated from renewable energy rises 3% in 2017/18

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Thu, 04 Jun 2020 - 10:53 GMT

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CAIRO – 4 June 2020: The amount of electric energy generated from renewable energy increased by 3.3 percent during 2017/2018, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).

CAPMAS showed, in a statement, Thursday, that the amount of electric energy generated from renewable energy (solar - wind) increased in 2017/2018, recording 2871 GWh, compared to 2780 GWh in 2016/2017.

It clarified that the electricity sector represents the main source of carbon dioxide emissions resulting from the consumption of petroleum products and natural gas, as it accounted for 44 percent of the total emissions.

"The transportation sector comes second by 18 percent, then the industrial sector with 15 percent, while the domestic and commercial sectors contributed by 8 percent, while other sectors contributed by 15 percent of the total emissions in 2017/2018,” it added.

While the amount of carbon dioxide emissions resulting from the consumption of petroleum products and natural gas reached 206.75 million tons in 2017/2018 compared to 209.96 million tons in 2016/2017, marking a decrease of 1.5 percent.

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