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petera Post time: 2018-12-2 15:32
I hope they don't clear the remaining forests (20%) in order to set up banks of solar pan ...
No need to touch a forest;
Contrary to common belief, Libya′s riches lie not in oil, but in water. The world′s biggest reservoirs of fossil freshwater lie below its desert.
“There is was plan [in Libya], for renewable energy sharing with traditional energy to reach 30% by the year 2030.” The plan, launched during the Gaddafi era, included wind energy, but had a stronger focus on concentrated solar power and solar-related power generation. We All know the outcome...
Gaddafi, undertook the largest civil engineering project in the world, popularly known as The Great Man Made River Project (GMMR), to green the northern deserts of Libya. Gaddafi claimed that he would make the desert “as green as the flag of the Libyan Jamahiriya.
After completion, it was projected to provide 6,500,000 cubic meters of freshwater per day from aquifers beneath the Sahara...
Libya′s Great Man-Made River (GMMR) currently, 2017 transports almost 2.5 million cubic metres of water daily. Piped through an underground network from the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System in the Great Sahara desert to the coastal urban centres, including Tripoli and Benghazi, the water covers a distance of up to 1,600 kilometres. The GMMR currently provides 70 % of all freshwater used in Libya.
But the man did not know how to lick uncle Sam's boots ...