Energy: Deserts and Oceans
In the desert
Countries around the world are showing growing interest to cover small parts of their deserts with mirrors to catch the
Large-scale solar power stations already exist in the US and Spain.
WWF is working with local partners to see these visionary projects supply clean energy to Africa, the Middle East, the Mediterranean and other parts of the world.
Through technology transfer and cooperation, the sustainable development of solar energy in many countries is possible.
- Offshore wind energy in shallow waters,
- Futuristic floating wind turbines,
- Wave power.
Indeed, offshore wind power shows the largest potential in the short to medium term. The United Kingdom has taken the lead on this, with a plan to build a 33GW offshore wind station by 2020.
WWF supports the development of large-scale marine renewable energy projects like this and believes an important part of our future power will come from oceans.
The global conservation organization is working with governments, civil society and the private sector to make renewable energy at sea a reality while respecting the marine environment.