Morocco’s Green Energy Opportunity

Using Morocco’s strategic assets – its strategic geographic location at the interception of Europe, North and West Africa and the Middle East; its political stability and its long-lasting well-established relations with neighbouring Europe; its domestic market size, which is one of Africa’s largest markets for energy; and its abundance in its still under-utilised renewable energy resources solar and wind power – Morocco can benefit from a domestic clean energy transition. In addition to the desired effect of using the country’s substantial renewable energy resources to reduce fossil fuel imports and increase domestic energy security through more reliance on domestically produced energy, renewable energy also has potential other, long-term benefits for Morocco, including the creation of a domestic servicing and manufacturing industry that can one day provide valuable jobs for young Moroccans.

Laura El-Katiri, Senior Non-Resident Fellow at OCP Policy Center

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