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MENAFN - 02/12/2012

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(MENAFN) A Qatari official said that by 2018, the country would boost the share of solar power in electricity generation to 16 percent, reported Emirates 24/7.

Fahad Bin Mohammed al-Attiya, chairman of the organizers of talks in UN Climate Change Conference held in Doha from Nov. 26-Dec. 7, said that at the current time, Qatar is working on a project to develop 1,800 megawatts of solar power.

Al-Attiya added that the world's top exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) would also have a feed-in tariff system, in order for people to put solar systems on their roof and contribute to the grid.

Moreover, the country also plans to use renewable energy for seawater desalination.

The country, which has the world's highest per capita greenhouse gas emissions, has been cautious of a global shift to renewable energy, as it will reduce demand for oil and gas.

 






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