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Iran’s Energy Subsidy Policy Is Dysfunctional; Clean Energy a Far Cry

If and when solar power stations are fully developed, they can help meet 35% of the domestic electricity demand, which now is around 70 gigawatts
Iran’s Energy Subsidy Policy Is Dysfunctional; Clean Energy a Far CryIran’s Energy Subsidy Policy Is Dysfunctional; Clean Energy a Far Cry

Given the highly contentious policy of subsidizing fossil fuels, clean energy will not get the voice and space it deserves, a board member of Iran Renewable Energy Association (IrREA) said.
“Energy (including fossil fuels) is valuable to be used wastefully. It is regretful that low prices have created conditions wherein people not value precious resources and have gotten into the habit of misuse and overconsumption,” ILNA quoted Mohammad Ali Pouramiri as saying.
He put the onus on the government and stressed that fossil fuel subsidies have to be lifted for renewables to become attractive.

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