Posts Tagged ‘renewable energy’

Morocco Will Soon Become the World’s Solar Energy Superpower | takepart

As the Ouarzazate solar complex opens next month, excitement builds about Morocco’s renewable energy capability: Next month, Morocco will be taking the first step toward becoming the world’s solar energy superpower. That’s when the first phase of a planned renewable energy plant will go online under the Saharan sun outside the city of Ouarzazate. “We are very proud of this project,” Morocco’s environment minister, Hakima El Haite, told The Guardian. ...

Why Does Morocco Continue to Draw Foreign Investors? – Jean R. AbiNader

Defying Regional Trends, Country Benefits from Progressive Policies Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC September 2, 2015 Stagnation in the Chinese economy has had rapid repercussions throughout the global economy, leading many investors to step back from any significant activity until trends in emerging and frontier markets become less murky. Due to the outsized impact of China on commodity producers in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, there is great uncertainty as ...

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 ...

Fighting Climate Change: On the Road to Marrakesh 2016 – David S. Bloom

  David S. Bloom, MAC August 21, 2015 Starting in November of this year, the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), referred to in the shorthand as “Paris 2015,” will culminate the latest effort to formalize a grand environmental bargain on a global scale. The Paris conference “seeks to crown a six-year wrangle in the 195-nation UNFCCC with a ...

The new ‘arms’ race? These 5 countries are vying to be Africa’s first green ‘superpower’ and the winner is… | Mail & Guardian Africa

Morocco is one of the top countries in Africa making progress in developing renewable energy production: [...] Morocco Morocco’s Tarfaya wind farm has 131 turbines compared to the 365 turbines that will power Kenya’s Turkana project, but at completion will generate 301 MW, pipping the Kenya project. This year its “Nour 1” thermo-solar plant was to begin going online, with the first capacity of 160 MW and at a cost of 600 million ...
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