Five years ago, started with high hopes the international wilderness current initiative Desertec. Solar power plants in North Africa should provide Europe with solar power. Now the project is on the verge.
The association of 35 international corporations can according to data from shareholder groups do not agree on a continuation in previous form, as the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” (Wednesday edition) reports.
the end of the contracts expire with the shareholders from. Could ensure the survival of only a rapid binding commitment for a new budget of around two million euros. But was not in sight.
At a meeting in Rome on Monday on the outskirts of the Desertec Annual Conference shareholders, including RWE plan , MunichRe, ABB or the German Bank include, according to the Journal discuss the future of the initiative. The company itself did not comment, the paper said on its future. “A decision has yet been taken,” said a spokesman Dii accordingly. You would be taken on Monday by the shareholders.
The initiative was considered one of the most ambitious renewable energy projects ever. By 2050, it should pave the way for the construction of hundreds of eco-power plants in North Africa and the Middle East, which could meet the electricity needs of the region largely together -. Plus about 15 percent of European consumption