Moroccos success story, renewable power plants

Moroccos success story, renewable power plants

on 25 October 2020
  • Morocco
  • Renewable
  • Energy
At the turn of the century, Morocco relied on imported oil and gas for almost all of its energy. Today, it generates 40% of its needs at home from a network of renewable power plants, including the world's largest solar farm. Sitting on the edge of the Sahara, and cabled directly into southern Europe, Morocco could be an exporter of solar energy by 2050.

Within 20 years, renewables are predicted to be the world's main source of power. But we can make them the only source. It's crazy that our banks and our pensions are investing in fossil fuel when these are the very things that are jeopardizing the future that we are saving for.

A renewable future will be full of benefits. Energy everywhere will be more affordable. Our cities will be cleaner and quieter. And renewable energy will never run out. The living world can't operate without a healthy ocean and neither can we. The ocean is a critical ally in our battle to reduce carbon in the atmosphere. The more diverse it is, the better it does that job.