Eng. Dr. Hany Al-Noqrashi: The Energy as being the Key Driving Force for Water and Population
Within the framework of the council’s keenness to highlight developments in several issues at the economic and political levels and in the light of the vital debates on energy within the framework of global trend to replace old energy sources by renewable energy sources, the council hosted Eng. Dr. Hany Al-Noqrashi Advisor to President of the Republic of Egypt on renewable energy, on April 3rd , 2019, to highlight the most important renewable energy sources and current projects intended to be established in Egypt. This lecture was held with the participation of Ambassador Dr. Mounir Zahran, Chairman of the Council; Ambassador Dr. Ezzat Saad, Director of the Council; Ambassador Dr.Nabil El-Arabi, Former Secretary General of the Arab League and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs; a large number of experts, diplomats and academics from among the council’s members, as well as those specialized in the field of energy, and those concerned with it.
During the lecture, Dr.Hany was Keen to emphasize the importance of energy as being the key driving force for water and population. He also explained the three most important types of energy, namely: traditional sources such as wind and photovoltaic cells, which do not achieve the objective of dispensing with fossil fuels only but also providing temporary availability, on the contrary to solar thermal power plants that fulfill the purpose of their establishment by providing availability of energy and possibility to fully replace traditional fuels, especially that they are characterized by sustainability in energy provision.
With respect to energy projects in Egypt, he called for the importance of starting to gradually diversify renewable energy sources and move towards increasing solar thermal power plants at the expense of wind farms and photovoltaic power stations, especially that such plants achieve the desired goal of energy provision, and also they can be made use of by replacing their air cooled condensers by a seawater desalination unit without reducing electricity production.