"Fortunately, there is more than enough renewable energy to do both. For instance, concentrating solar power plants built on less than 0.3 percent of the deserts of North Africa and the Middle East could generate sufficient energy to meet the local needs of these regions as well as the electricity needs of the entire European Union."
Jeffrey Harti. "Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy Potential," State of the World 2009. 2009, 111.