90 billion to implement renewable energy projects in Iraq
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Baghdad: Jinan Al-Asadi
The National Initiative for Energy Support and Emissions Reduction team announced the allocation of 90 billion dinars to implement renewable energy projects in the country, the implementation of which will begin early next year.
A member of the main team of the initiative, Muhammad Shaker, said in a statement to “Al-Sabah”: The government, as part of the approach to renewable energy, has allocated 90 billion dinars to implement solar energy investment projects in government buildings, and will begin early next year in stages, because converting all buildings to work with renewable energy. It requires significant customization.
In the same context, he revealed the presence of a technical team formed in coordination with the Integrated Ministry of Science and Technology, in order to prepare a study on those buildings, which he noted would adopt the hybrid system in order to implement the aforementioned projects, attributing this to the ongoing electrical power outage.
Regarding the issue of shifting towards the use of renewable energies, Shaker pointed out the existence of models of solar-powered lighting, which, if used by government departments, would achieve high economic feasibility in terms of material and in terms of providing electricity.
He stated that the team is working to implement sustainable cities that have a number of positive repercussions, in addition to establishing green belts around cities in all governorates of the country, which he stressed will contribute to reducing environmental changes such as high temperatures, increased rates of desertification, lack of water resources, and frequent dust storms.
Edited by: Mustafa Majeed
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