A Tiny Island With Huge Energy Ambitions

Cyprus is one of the most energy-deprived countries in the world when it comes to fossil fuels. Despite the discovery of significant natural gas reserves, the island state is still importing most of its energy. Although the growing use of renewables is decreasing the need for imports, the majority of the country’s electricity is still produced in power plants running on petroleum and diesel.The gas bonanza in the Eastern Mediterranean is a boon for the region’s littoral states. Cairo and Tel Aviv have been able to move quickly and start…