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22 Nov

Morocco, Low Ecological Footprint Country Committed to Renewable Energy Development, Report

Rabat, 22/11/2017 (MAP) – Although Morocco has low greenhouse gas emissions, it is strongly committed to the development of renewable energy, Morocco’s Royal Institute for Strategic Studies (IRES) underlined.

In a report entitled “Energy-Climate: Two Interrelated Strategic Issues”, the IRES stated that Morocco represents 0.17% of such emissions internationally, although the national energy mix remains heavily dependent on fossil fuels, particularly oil and coal.

Renewable energy, which currently account for nearly 5% of the national energy mix, will have a share of 14.2% by 2025, it said, noting that the said mix will be divided into 7.2% for wind energy, 5.7% for solar energy and 1.3% for hydraulic power.

The carbon component represents 40% of Morocco’s ecological footprint, versus 60% on an international scale, according to the Global Footprint Network, quoted by the report.

During the COP21, Morocco pledged to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 32% by 2030, compared to projected emissions for the same year under a “business as usual” scenario, it recalled.

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