Tag Archives | Renewables

What Future for Solar Power in Libya

By John Lee. Could solar power be the answer to Libya’s energy problems? The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has installed solar panels in 15 Libyan hospitals, and Austrian and Italian companies are also lending their expertise to the country’s development of and research on solar power. But writing in The New Arab, Austin Bodetti says […]

Eni to help Develop Renewable Energy in Libya

Fayez al-Sarraj, Head of the Presidential Council of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), met in Tripoli with Eni’s CEO Claudio Descalzi (pictured) to discuss the general situation of Libya, with a particular focus on the security issues and Eni’s activities in the country. The meeting was also attended by the Chairman of the […]

OMV, NOC open Renewable Energy Lab in Jikharra

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Austria’s OMV have installed and equipped an integrated laboratory and workshop for Renewable and Sustainable Energy studies at the Higher Institute for Energy in Jikharra, as part of the companies’ sustainable development programme in the Wahat region. Mr. Adel Bin Qabaliyeh, NOC’s sustainable development specialist, declared the renewable energy […]

Malaysian Firm addresses Renewable Energy in Libya

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has met with the Malaysian company Bionas to better understand how the latest technological advances can be applied to the extraction of biofuel from the Jatropha tree to help combat desertification, as well as providing an additional renewable energy source. Such energy sources can be used to support the economies […]

Solar Energy is Saving Lives in Libya’s Hospitals

By John Lee. Nine hospitals in Libya have solar panels, giving half a million people access to uninterrupted health services, according to a report from Thomson Reuters Foundation. They have been helped by a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) programme installing solar panels in hospitals to provide uninterrupted power to critical rooms. The report adds: […]

Basic Services are Key to Stabilizing Libya

By Noura Hamladj, UNDP Libya Country Director. Originally published here. The call was grim and urgent. Worsening power cuts had knocked out electricity at a hospital in southern Libya, leaving kidney patients without the dialysis that was keeping them alive. After losing two patients, hospital staff phoned UNDP in despair. The answer was convincing: solar […]

Audio: A Solar-Powered Lifeline for Libya’s Hospitals

The United Nations is installing solar panels to power hospitals in Libya. They hope it will provide a solution to the long and frequent power outages that have become a problem for the country’s healthcare system. The BBC‘s Rana Jawad spoke to Noura Hamladji, country director for the UNDP, and Dr. Anas al-Barghathi who runs […]

Boosting Benghazi’s Health Sector: Solar Energy for Al-Kwayfia Hospital

Driving to the edge of Benghazi’s city limits will lead you to the bustling district of Al-Kwayfia. Small but lively, this suburb houses the eponymous Al-Kwayfia Respiratory Hospital, one of the few public health centers in Libya that treat respiratory illnesses and infectious diseases. The hospital’s location, away from the active fighting zones, has not […]