Oil Minister: Libya can supply Europe with electricity from renewables

The Libyan Minister of Oil and Gas, Mohammed Oun, has confirmed that Libya can supply Europe with renewable electrical energy, in addition to linking Africa with Libya via land, rail, and sea routes leading to Europe.

Oun’s remarks came during his participation in the 44th Ministerial Council meeting of the African Petroleum Producers Organization (APPO) in the presence of the ministers of APPO member states and headed by the Minister of Energy, Water and Mining of Benin as well as the President of the Ministerial Council.

“Libya contributes to protecting the climate and the environment for the benefit of present and future generations. Libya, as a country that is still in the process of development, does not bear any responsibility for climate change or damage resulting from the policies and measures that are put in place by developed countries.” Oun explained.

He reiterated that Libya intended to fulfill all its obligations as a developing country under the terms of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in accordance with its responsibility with the rest of the world, and taking into account its limited priorities, goals and development conditions at the national and regional levels.

Oun also called for the completion of the procedures of establishing the African Energy Bank, saying those measures must be referred to APPO member states to get the necessary approvals. He indicated that the African Energy Bank would work to finance oil projects for African countries in order to extract oil wealth and implement projects to produce renewable energy.


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