Volkswagen Reportedly Chooses Morocco not Algiers | North Africa Post

Morocco gets another boost to its growing automotive sector with the announcement that Volkswagen will install a new plant there: It seems that Morocco has won another battle against its neighbouring arch-rival Algeria, member of the OPEC cartel. After months of secret negotiations with the two countries, German automaker Volkswagen is believed to have finally picked Morocco to install its new plant following suit of French groups Renault and Peugeot-Citroen. ...

Morocco to amend law on renewable energy | SeeNews

Morocco continues to push reforms that facilitate expanding domestic renewable energy production: In a move to boost investment in the renewable energy sector, Moroccan government on Tuesday approved a bill to amend the existing 13-09 law on renewable energy development. When adopted, the new law, bill number 58-15, will allow renewable energy producers to sell surplus electricity to establishments connected to the high voltage or very high voltage grid of ...

In Morocco, a Surf City Scene Includes Camels | The New York Times

Essaouira is an increasingly popular destination for a variety of sports tourism: ESSAOUIRA, Morocco — Camels lounged on the sand one recent sunny afternoon as wannabe surfers struggled with the small, washed-out waves. The wind had picked up, pleasing the kite boarders who were skidding across the bay but irritating some tourists on long boards who were hoping to ride some postcard-worthy breaks. The shirtless teenage attendant at the local ...

Morocco sees solar grid parity just around the corner – report | SeeNews Renewables

Morocco’s renewable energy production looks set to achieve “grid parity,” meaning that it will be able to generate power at a levelized cost of electricity (LCoE) at or below the cost of purchasing power from the electricity grid: Given the current trend rate of decline in cost, solar power will soon reach grid parity in Morocco, an unnamed official at the country’s agency for solar energy MASEN told daily L’Economiste on ...

Ultrarunning with the Moroccans: 180 miles across the High Atlas mountains | The Guardian

Morocco’s diverse landscape attracts all sorts of athletic competitions, from Atlas mountain marathons to kite-surfing in Dakhla: Samir Akhdar skims over loose rocks and scree, his feet barely touching the ground. Running behind him is like watching a dancer: his arms and upper body making instant, almost imperceptible adjustments. I only ever witnessed a few moments of this early each morning before Samir and the other local runners competing to ...
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