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Ensuring the future of a networked world

Ensuring the future of a networked world

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Never too late for a realistic industrial policy

Never too late for a realistic industrial policy

I note with satisfaction in this month of February 2017 that the respective Departments of Energy and Transport will be taking actions as recommended alas ten years earlier, by an audit carried out under my direction and assisted by the then leaders and managers of State Oil Company ‘SONATRACH’, independent experts and world-renowned Ernst Young consultants . Having been interviewed by the economic commission of the Algerian National Congress to which [ . . . ]

Clean Water Desalination dilemma

Clean Water Desalination dilemma

Some sort of Clean Water Desalination dilemma is on going. Unfortunately like for most good things, desalinated water comes at a fairly high price in terms of amount of energy used usually of the fossil type and its consequent carbon footprint. Ways and methods of alleviating these are being researched throughout the world and this would obviously interest the MENA countries perhaps more than any other countries in the world. . . . At the ballyhooed Paris climate conference (COP21) last December, a little-noticed event occurred that could lead to important developments for electric generators.

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