Morocco is betting that by 2013, 52 per cent of its electricity will come from clean sources. By 2080, the goal will be to reach 80 percent. To this end, Israel extends its hand to the Kingdom to realize this aspiration.
Renewable energy sources will be the focus of the next World Investment Forum, hosted by Tel Aviv with the participation of Morocco and the United Arab Emirates. This forum will be held in Marrakech on 17 November.
“Today we know that we are on our way to harm the world,” Professor Ari Zaban, president of Bar Ilan University, said earlier this year when Israel and Morocco signed a bilateral energy cooperation agreement. The biggest problem we face. Energy, which today in Europe is considered a casus belli, can become an instrument of peace.
He added: “We will do excellent science, we will develop excellent solutions, we will advance this field, we will create clean air for humanity, and we will work for peace.”
The Kingdom and Israel have signed green hydrogen agreements to develop new technologies. The energy agreement was signed by the Moroccan Energy Transition Consortium (MNETC), which includes 20 research groups from various Moroccan universities, and the Israel National Energy Research Consortium (INERC), which includes 33 research groups from seven leading Israeli academic institutions.
Israeli company H2Pro and Moroccan renewable energy developer Gaia Energy signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the UN Climate Conference (COP27) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
Gaia said: “Imagine that in the future, instead of exporting oil from the Middle East or South America, you will have countries like Morocco, which will produce a huge amount of green hydrogen derivatives and green fuels from Morocco to the countries of the North. ”
The Nur-Ouarzazate solar power plant is one of the largest power plants in the world. This makes Morocco a leading country in the field of renewable energy.
When the Kingdom began construction on this field in 2013, it was to be one of the largest concentrated solar power (CSP) power plants in the world. Today, more than two million Moroccans depend on it for electricity.
Last week, Rabat launched an on-site heat generation and storage project in cooperation with Belgium.
Earlier this month, Morocco signed a Renewable Energy Partnership with the European Union; Which once again emphasized that cooperation between countries is the key to finding solutions for a better future in Morocco and beyond.