TuNur participates at the Climate Parliament International Hearing in Tunisia
TuNur Ltd, the joint venture between Nur Energie and Tunisian investors developing the first solar export project, presented at International parliamentary hearing on renewable energy and climate legislation, which took place from 5th to 6th April 2014, in Hamamet, Tunisia.
This international parliamentary committee hearing focused on the actions that legislators from across the Arab region can take in their national parliaments to strengthen renewable energy legislation. Some 40 MPs from around the Mediterranean were joined by policy analysts, investment experts and senior figures from major international development institutions to discuss how best to protect citizens from climate change, create new jobs, and drive development - all by tapping into the region's huge reserves of sun and wind energy. The Minister of Industry, Energy and Mines of Tunisia has participated in the Hearing and emphasized on the importance of renewable energy to achieve energy security.
The meeting was organised by the Climate Parliament and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The conference is part of a 6.8 million dinar (€3.1 million) global project aimed at helping MPs from developing countries to fight climate change and stamp out poverty through parliamentary action, funded by the European Union and the Danish Foreign Ministry.
TuNur Ltd CEO, Kevin Sara, explained that the desert nations of the Middle East and North Africa region have the richest solar energy resources in the world and if fully developed, this solar resource can be harnessed using CSP technologies and could create large numbers of jobs, generate export revenue, and drive development.
TuNur Limited is a true South-North partnership between a group of Tunisian investors led by TOP Group and Glory Clean Energy (50%) and UK-based Nur Energie (50%) that aims to develop the first utility-scale solar export project between Tunisia and Europe.
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