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Measures to Promote Renewable Energy for Electricity Generation in Algeria

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Laboratoire Economie et Développement, Faculté des Sciences Economiques, Commerciales et des Sciences de Gestion, Université de Bejaia, 06000 Bejaia, Algeria
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Department of Economic Analysis and Political Economy, Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences, University of Seville (Universidad de Sevilla), Ramón y Cajal 1, 41018 Seville, Spain
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Sustainability 2020, 12(4), 1468; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12041468
Received: 15 January 2020 / Revised: 10 February 2020 / Accepted: 14 February 2020 / Published: 16 February 2020
Algeria has enormous renewable energy potential. However, fossil fuels remain the main electricity generation source, and the country is the third largest CO2 emitter in Africa. Algeria is also particularly vulnerable to climate change. Therefore, a set of actions related to energy, forests, industry and waste sectors have been programmed, over the period 2015–2030, and the government action program has given priority to promote renewable energy. In this sense, Algeria is committed to significantly promote investment in renewable energy, during the period 2020–2030. Thus by 2030, renewable electricity production capacity will achieve 22,000 MW, representing 27% of total electricity generation. This paper analyzes the electricity generation measures implemented in Algeria to reach the required energy mix, the legislative framework, financial aid, the feed-in tariff system, the tax incentives, and the tender and auctions undertaken. The analyses reveal that, although the electricity price premium policy has not been revoked, the newly enacted tender scheme is designed to become the standard procedure for launching renewable energy projects in Algeria in the coming years. View Full-Text
Keywords: renewable energy; electricity generation; Algeria; renewable energy action programs; financial aid; tax incentives; feed-in tariff system; energy mix renewable energy; electricity generation; Algeria; renewable energy action programs; financial aid; tax incentives; feed-in tariff system; energy mix
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Bouznit, M.; Pablo-Romero, M.d.P.; Sánchez-Braza, A. Measures to Promote Renewable Energy for Electricity Generation in Algeria. Sustainability 2020, 12, 1468. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12041468

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Bouznit M, Pablo-Romero MdP, Sánchez-Braza A. Measures to Promote Renewable Energy for Electricity Generation in Algeria. Sustainability. 2020; 12(4):1468. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12041468

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Bouznit, Mohammed, María d.P. Pablo-Romero, and Antonio Sánchez-Braza. 2020. "Measures to Promote Renewable Energy for Electricity Generation in Algeria" Sustainability 12, no. 4: 1468. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12041468

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