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Mideast ‘must capitalise on renewable energy’

The Middle East has major opportunities to capitalise on the use of renewable energy, but is being held back due to the initial financial commitment required to invest in such technologies, according to an energy expert.

Johan de Villiers, president, power systems, of power and automation technology group ABB in the Gulf, said the region is blessed with an abundance of the proven renewable energy source, sunlight, but more needs to be done through multi-stakeholder collaboration to ensure the benefits of the free energy resource are maximised. more