'Political Leadership Is Missing' A Desertec Founder Laments a Lack of Support

Desertec, the ambitious plan to supply Europe with vast amounts of solar power from North Africa, has lost its shine. Friedrich Führ, co-founder of the Desertec Foundation, spoke with SPIEGEL ONLINE about the project's missteps thus far, his disappointment in European politicians and why it is vital that the venture continues.
Europe hopes to harness the Saharan sun.

Europe hopes to harness the Saharan sun.

Foto: Arturo Rodriguez/ AP
Interview conducted by Joel Stonington