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90% of Morocco’s Electric Trains Remain Eco-Friendly, ONCF

Morocco’s National Railway Office (ONCF) kicks off 2024 with 90% of its electric trains running on green energy, continuing its energy transition initiated in January, 2022, as 25% of its trains run on wind power, said the office in a release. This transition is fully in line with the national energy strategy, which places renewable energies at…

AMEE’s Sustainable Education Project Secures Austrian “Energy Globe Award”

The Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency (AMEE) clinched once again the "Energy Globe Award," an Austrian private initiative that annually recognizes outstanding and sustainable projects in the fields of environment and energy, according to the agency’s statement on Friday. The Energy Globe Award, established in 2000, is the world's preeminent…

Desalinated Seawater to Supply 50% of Moroccans by 2030, Official

Morocco’s Minister of Water Nizar Baraka stated that by 2030, one out of every two citizens in the Kingdom will receive their drinking water from seawater desalination plants--and that the government is planning to build several additional desalination plants in order to reach a production level of 1.4 billion m3 by that date--, while responding to…

Morocco: New Home for Green Hydrogen’s Local, International Investors

Morocco has a strong potential for green hydrogen generation due to its high sun irradiation and consistent wind speeds. Therefore, it has set a goal of producing 10 gigatons of renewable energy by 2030, which in turn may offer enough power to generate up to 1 million tons of green hydrogen per year, said Atalayar on Monday. Morocco is encouraging…

Morocco Adhere to PPCA to Reduce Coal Usage 

Morocco joined the Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA), a worldwide drive to gradually get rid of coal, on Friday, pledging to use renewables to meet more than half of its energy needs over the next seven years, reported Reuters. The PPCA now has 60 governments working to break free from coal-fired power generation and end their dependency. The…

Dubai COP28: Princess Lalla Hasnaa Leads Morocco’s Charge

Morocco's Princess Lalla Hasnaa is representing King Mohammed VI at the World Climate Action Summit, organized as part of the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), which began on Friday in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and UAE President Sheikh…

Moroccan Startup Transforming Barren Deserts to Oases of Abundance

It has been well-established in scientific circles that climate change causes desertification, a severe environmental issue impacting 250 million people worldwide due to the degradation of once-fertile lands. Approximately one-third of the Earth's surface is affected by this phenomenon, plaguing regions in Africa, South America, southern Europe,…

Meteorology Department Releases Orange-Level Warning

Morocco is in for a change in the weather, and various regions within the Kingdom will experience different conditions. Heavy rain and strong wind gusts with a potential for dust storms are expected from Thursday into Friday, as announced by the General Directorate of Meteorology (DGM) on Tuesday. The DGM's meteorological alert bulletin shows an…

RAM Rated “Eco-Friendly” for Environmental Commitment

Moroccan airline Royal Air Maroc (RAM) received IEnvA (IATA Environmental Assessment) and IWT (IATA Illegal Wildlife Trade) certifications from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), reported MAP on Monday. This dual accreditation recognizes RAM's ongoing commitment to the environment and the protection of nature. Through IEnvA, a…