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Iraq opts for clean energy in ambitious energy reform program

Iraq is signing contracts with international companies to produce clean energy in a bid to curb its rising pollution curve.
A municipal worker is lowered after adjusting a solar panel attached to the top of an electricity pylon along the central isle of a main road in Karada district, Baghdad, Iraq, May 24 2008.

Iraq’s projects to develop 7.5 gigawatts (GW) of renewable power before 2023 in line with the Ministerial Energy Council decision are on the right track. This was confirmed in a statement by Iraqi Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismail broadcast Oct. 3 on SkyNews Arabia.

The projects are part of a reform plan in the energy system, aimed to generate 63% of electricity from clean energy within five years, Ministry of Electricity spokesman Ahmed Moussa said Oct. 23.

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