Algeria is aiming to generate 40 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, energy minister Youcef Yousfi has announced.

About 60 renewable energy projects will be launched to give a capacity of 3,000 megawatts, hetold a press conference held to announce the strategy (2 January).

"The main purpose of this new policy is to prepare the country for the post-petrol era," Yousfi said.

Currently, fossil fuels account for 96 per cent of export revenue, and

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