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Cairo sees opportunity in green hydrogen

Burgeoning solar and wind power capacity is fuelling Egyptian ambitions to enter the nascent international market

Egypt has been on an energy rollercoaster over the past decade, matched only by its political journey. Shortly after the 2011 revolution, its gas export industry was peremptorily mothballed to address a domestic shortage sufficiently acute to cause power cuts and impel a landmark deal to import the fuel from one-time nemesis Israel. Ten years later, with power self-sufficiency restored, the country is once again carving out a role as a gas export hub while rapidly becoming a regional leader in clean energy. Now, in keeping with global trends and with installed solar and wind capacity having ballooned more than fivefold in five years, Cairo is eyeing entry to the green hydrogen sector. And i

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