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News Algeria committed to energy efficiency

By 2030, Algeria expects to save the equivalent of more than 73M tonnes of oil, thanks to a series of energy efficiency measures

In a speech at a conference on “Energy savings in a context of energy transition – Challenges and opportunities” organized by the Algerian energy agency APRUE in Algiers on 12th March, 2019,  Algerian energy minister Mustapha Guitouni set out his government’s energy saving plan

The priority target of the plan is local authorities, which consume 80% of the energy produced in Algeria (public lighting, administrative buildings, schools, social housing, mosques…). It also covers the transport, industrial, health and housing sectors. 

Algeria wants to replace the diesel predominantly used by public transport and the transport of goods and persons with LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) and CNG (compressed natural gas), with 120,000 vehicles expected to be converted every year, more than one million by 2030. 

With regard to buildings, the emphasis will be placed on thermal insulation, with local production of suitable insulation materials to fulfil the country’s needs. 

The government is also looking at the issue of public lighting, asking local authorities to replace 1.1 million mercury vapour bulbs with LEDs. Contracts have already been signed with 33 local authorities.

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Keyword(s) Energy efficiency
Subject(s) ENERGY
Geographical coverage Algeria,
News date 28/03/2019
Working language(s) ENGLISH