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Sunshine and Wind to the Fore in Morocco

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 10:31:00 AM

A desire to drastically reduce its reliance on energy imports in the form of coal, oil and gas is quietly making Morocco one of the leading low-carbon nations in not just Africa, but in the world.

When an ambitious target of sourcing 42% of its energy requirements from renewable sources by 2020 was set by the government the reasons were clear. In 2012 the country spent US $10 billion on energy imports – more than a tenth of its GDP and a figure that could be seen as holding back the development of Morocco's economy.

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Topics: Wind Energy, Solar Energy, Morocco, Low Carbon

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