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Energy set for decade of 'pure disruption' – Dii Desert Energy

Cornelius Matthes, chief executive of Dii Desert Energy, talks to Transition Economist about the organisation's vision for the future of renewables in the Mena region

Dii Desert Energy—formerly known as ‘Desertec Industrial Initiative’—was launched in 2009 as an industry initiative in Germany for accelerating the energy transition in the Mena region towards the supply of green electrons and molecules across regional and global energy value chains. Transition Economist spoke to CEO Cornelius Matthes about the energy transition in the Mena region and beyond. Tell us how Dii works with its shareholders, investors and governments to achieve its goals? Matthes: Dii is a public-private sector network of networks. As a thinktank, we work on different studies relevant to the energy transition. Dii looks at the entire energy system along the emission-free value



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