Government study: 40 billion dollars annually losses of the Iraqi economy due to the electricity crisis
Baghdad / Range
Professionals wonder where we are from renewable energy? This energy derived from natural resources is replenished as long as life exists and is different from fossil fuels (petroleum, coal and natural gas), or nuclear fuel used in nuclear power reactors. It is also cheap compared to fossil and nuclear power sources, The continuity and abundance of the
Ministry of Oil and according to its agent for the extraction and the attention and great attention to the energy sector in Iraq and make it an environmentally friendly sector free of pollutants through the preparation of studies for the use of renewable energy, at the time confirms the Department of studies and planning and follow - That Iraq is closer to renewable energy sources, and will see the establishment of renewable energy facilities to take advantage of in the areas of economy and energy.
The Ministry of Industry and Minerals presented a study to settle the industry of renewable energy systems as the gateway to Iraq to achieve sustainable development in a prosperous economy. This came during a workshop held by the Ministry of Oil under the patronage of its Minister Jabbar al-Luaibi on renewable energy and its uses.
Renewable energy is produced from wind, water and the sun. It can also be produced from the movement of waves and tides or from geothermal energy, as well as from agricultural crops and oil-producing trees, but the latter have residues that increase global warming. Renewable energy is currently being produced in hydroelectric plants from large dams built on rivers and waterfalls, and wind-powered and solar-powered roads are widely used.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) and the consultants in the Council of Ministers who prepared the Energy Strategy Study (INES) have estimated the economic damage resulting from the lack of electricity production and energy waste. 40 billion dollars a year as damage to the economy because of the lack of electricity for important sectors of the Iraqi economy.
The head of the preparatory committee for the workshop and the Director General of the Department of Studies, Planning and Follow-up in the ministry Sadiq al-Yasiri, Iraq is closer to renewable sources of energy and we expect that studies will crystallize to establish renewable energy facilities to take advantage of them in the areas of economy and energy. Revealing the formation of several committees to prepare the relevant studies to hold this workshop, which provided a number of research and studies from ministries and other bodies concerned with energy to discuss and reach a clear vision to be a map of the work for the establishment of renewable energy facilities.
The workshop, which was held at the oil club in central Baghdad, included two sessions during which visions and studies were presented for discussion. The Ministry of Oil presented a working paper on all renewable energy uses and the ministry's potential. The Ministry of Industry and Minerals also presented a study entitled " "In addition, the ministries of oil, electricity, science and technology, the University of Technology and the province of Baghdad and a number of national oil companies and oil training institutes visions and proposals to revitalize this aspect in Iraq to serve its economy The meeting was attended by representatives of the aforementioned ministries and a large number of general managers, experts and specialists in the field of energy and economics.
Iraq suffers from a severe shortage of electricity, despite being a major oil producer in OPEC, and find the network of power crumbling difficulty in meeting the needs of the country after suffering years of war and sanctions and neglect, in addition to administrative corruption, which contributed to waste a lot of money to build electrical stations did not improve It is mentioned in the electricity system of patriotism, which faced a lot of popular protests and angry responses.
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