By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 14 November 2016:
Deputy Presidency Council leader Musa Koni has flown to Marrakesh, Morocco, to join in the UN conference on global warming which started a week ago and lasts until 18 November.
A follow-up to the Paris climate change conference last December at which delegates from almost 200 countries agreed to cut greenhouse gases emissions and limit global warming by no more than a 2°C rise above pre-industrial levels, the Marrakesh meeting is due to thrash out specific proposals to achieve this.
Despite being a major supplier of the fossel fuels that the Paris agreement wants to reduce for energy uses and dependent on the income from them, Libya is also looking to develop as a supplier of renewable energy. A number of wind turbine farms across the country have been approved with the first at Emsalata now under construction while there are plans as well for major solar power plants.
It has been estimated that Libya could produce five times the amount of energy from solar power that it does from oil.
Last month, the Beida-based prime minister Abdullah Thinni announced a deal with Greek investors to build a solar power farm in the east of the country that would be connected to the national grid in Greece via undersea cable and from there to elsewhere in Europe.