How Renewable Energy Initiatives Have Been Successfully Implemented in Morocco
Most of the literature around transitioning economies to green growth focuses on developed countries because they are assumed to be the only countries that can afford to transition. Morocco, a developing country, has implemented the world’s most ambitious renewable energy plan to diversify its energy mix and reduce the country’s dependence on imported energy. Using document analysis, the data around how Morocco’s renewable energy sector is constructed, collected, coded and evaluated to demonstrate how the sector was established and what legal frameworks govern it. Morocco recognized that in order to develop its energy sector it needed to liberalize it to attract private and direct foreign investment. Morocco has been able to establish a specialized national agency that focuses on pushing and promoting the renewable energy sector to ensure its growth and development. Morocco has been able to establish a blueprint that other African countries can emulate and strive for.