Video: Tunisian Wind Export Hopes

on June 01, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Wind energy is becoming a popular option even in parts of the world where oil production remains a dominant part of the economy. Tunisia, like distant Texas, is set to become a premier producer of wind power that it could sell to Spanish utilities to meet government requirement.

The World Bank is often criticized by both donor countries and those it lends to, and in this video the Bank defends itself by highlighting the potential benefits from establishing a wind power industry in a developing country. It echoes the lessons project managers took from a solar project in Morocco, also highlighted here.

What happens when World Bank funding and organizing power evaporates remains an open question, but the organization makes a good argument for its increased participation in the clean energy business here.