Morocco has attracted international attention in recent years for its ambitious green energy production plans.
Rabat – Morocco has the potential to decarbonize the European economy, declared the Moroccan delegate minister of Investment, Convergence and Evaluation of Public Policies, Mohcine Jazouli.
Speaking on the sidelines of Davos 2023 in Switzerland, Jazouli told Euronews that Morocco's ability to produce renewable solar and wind energy, "will allow us to decarbonize the European economy."
The minister attended the event that took place between January 16 and 20 as part of the Moroccan delegation.
Jazouli is not the only one who has made these statements. Morocco has attracted international attention for its ambitious green energy production plans.
In a report published in December 2022, Morocco was among the top three countries “above its means” in developing green energy capacity.
Morocco is currently home to the largest concentrated solar power plant in the world. In addition to boosting investments in solar energy, the country is also investing heavily in wind energy and creating incentives around green energy investments.
The North African country also recently pledged to increase the proportion of green energy in its mix to 70% in 2040 and 80% in 2050, one of the highest targets compared to its regional peers.
Morocco's collaboration with Europe on green energy is already coming to fruition, with Morocco set to start exporting green electricity to the UK in 2030 via an undersea cable. The project will cover 8% of the UK's total electricity needs.