Morocco and its Quest to Become a Regional Driver for Sustainable Energy

Morocco and its Quest to Become a Regional Driver for Sustainable Energy

Fecha de publicación:
10/2018
Autor:
Abdelghani El Gharras and Emanuela Menichetti
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MENARA Future Notes nº. 15

Lack of fossil fuel resources, high energy import bill, and rising energy demand, electricity in particular, together with positive energy dynamics at the global level, especially the decreasing costs of renewable energy (RE) technologies and access to climate finance, have pushed Morocco to develop alternative, reliable and sustainable renewable energy. These dynamics have been translated by the adoption of an energy strategy, supported by royal willingness, putting renewables at the forefront of Morocco’s energy policy (setting one of the highest RE objectives in the region), and thereby making of Morocco a regional leader in clean energy technologies. The deployment of renewables at a wider scale could potentially be an example for all countries in the region and elsewhere. Sharing best practices and know-how on renewables as well as making good use of energy trade and infrastructure opportunities embed Morocco both at the regional and the international levels.