He claimed that the Sahara could provide 100GW of electricity by 2050, a large proportion of the entire output from all of Europe's existing renewable power stations.
Mr Jaeger-Waldau said the initiative would cost government's £50 billion in investments over the next ten years and would make the Sahara a prospect for foreign investors.
In related news, 91 per cent of British households would consider installing solar panels on their roofs if they were paid a reasonable amount of money for the energy that they top up the National Grid with.
A large majority would expect feed in tariffs to rise from 20p to 50p per unit of electricity before installing panels.
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