The introduction of CSP technology in the Middle East should receive a boost from the Desertec project, based on an initiative by German climate researchers and the Club of Rome, the Bank Sarasin said in the report.
German, Tunisian and Moroccan experts took part in this meeting organised by the German Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation, in association with the Tunisian Industry, Trade and Handicrafts Union (UTICA)'s Junior Managers Centre and the Club of Rome.
The DESERTEC concept, developed by the TREC Initiative of the Club of Rome, describes the perspectives of a sustainable power supply for all regions of the world with access to the energy potential of deserts," a press release said.
8 billion solar energy project in the Sahara to deliver power to Europe was estimated could create 240,000 jobs in Germany and generate $2,822 billion worth of power by 2050, according to a study by Wuppertal Institute for Climate for Greenpeace and the Club of Rome.
Limits to Growth documented the results of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study carried out by researchers commissioned by The Club of Rome to analyse the implications of unchecked economic growth and resource use using a computer model developed at MIT called 'World3'.
My readers are invited to remember, for example, the Club of Rome forecasts (no oil by 1985; global famine beginning in the late 1970s), or the "population bomb" tickings of Paul Ehrlich and company, on which persons of my generation were raised.