Scaling-up renewable energy deployment in North Africa

Vidican, Georgeta
External Publications (2015)

in: Alessandro Rubino, Regulation and investments in energy markets: solutions for the Mediterranean, Amsterdam: Academic Pr., 73-87

ISBN: 978-0-12804-436-0

While initial steps have been taken to diversify the energy mix in North Africa, large scale deployment of renewable energy technologies and a transformation of the energy sector are lacking behind. This chapter argues that a systemic approach is essential for scaling up renewables, as piece-meal measures are not likely to capture the full range of expected outcomes. Systematic learning should be at the core of policy-making with the objective of enhancing long-term benefits, along with an effort to coordinate across development agendas and foster alliances between stakeholders with diverse interests in the energy sector and beyond. Ultimately, a new narrative that discredits the ‘old’ energy regime and sheds light on the co-benefits from pursuing an integrated approach to green growth and energy sector transformation is needed.

About the author

Auktor (ehemals Vidican)

Further experts

Banerjee, Aparajita

Environmental and Resource Sociology, Public Policy 

Never, Babette

Political Scientist 

Pegels, Anna