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Egypt raises renewables share in energy mix by 3.3%

Egypt raises renewables share in energy mix by 3.3%
Domestic natural gas consumption increased by 7.8%

Cairo – Mubasher: Power generation in Egypt from new and renewable sources has reached 2,871 megawatts per hour (MWh) in 2017/2018, up by 3.3% from 2,780 MWh during 2016/2017.

In 2017/2018, the domestic natural gas consumption increased by 7.8% to 44,726 tonnes from 41,503 tonnes during the earlier year, according to data by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).

Meanwhile, CAPMAS reported a 9.1% decrease in the domestic consumption of petroleum products to 34,404 tonnes in 2017/2018 from 37,387 tonnes in the previous period.

The domestic consumption of petroleum products and natural gas resulted in emissions of 206.75 million tonnes, with 44.2% generated from the electricity sector and 18.3% from the transport sector.