newsCOP22: Renewable Energy is Taking off in Morocco, CNN


17 Nov

COP22: Renewable Energy is Taking off in Morocco, CNN

Washington, 17/11/2016 (MAP) – Renewable energy is taking off in Morocco, said US news channel “CNN” on its website, underlining that Morocco is leading the charge against climate change.

In 2014, the country opened the largest wind farm in Africa, valued at $1.4 billion, in the southwest near the city of Tarfaya, wrote CNN, adding that, in early 2016, it switched on the first facility of the world’s largest concentrated solar plant, Noor-1, on the fringe of the Sahara desert.

“When completed in 2018, it will power one million homes and make Morocco a solar superpower,” the US news channel underlined.

Morocco ranks seventh in the world in the 2016 Climate Change Performance Index, and is the only non-European country in the top 20, CNN noted, stressing that the Kingdom is also one of only five countries to have achieved a “sufficient” rating for its efforts to keep warming below 2°C in the Climate Action Tracker.

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