Genesis Morocco: Renewable energies to contribute 10% to energy balance by 2012


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Project Genesis is a strategic sustainable development framework for Morocco to translate from being a net importer of energy and a country facing water shortage issues, into the number one producer both of clean renewable energy and water in the region.

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Renewable energies to contribute 10% to energy balance by 2012



Renewable energies to contribute 10% to energy balance by 2012, Minister says

Renewable energies are expected to contribute 10% to the national energy balance by 2012, against 4% today, said, here on Friday, Minister of Energy and Mines, Mohamed Boutaleb.

Speaking at a study day held in the mountain town of Ifrane (200 km east of Rabat), the minister said the solar energy chips in with 8% to the achievement of the global rural electrification program (PERG), asserting that the diversification of energy sources and the development of renewable energies are among the priorities of Morocco's energetic strategy.

The minister underlined that the National Plan in this field includes new projects to produce electricity from solar and wind energies. The Plan aims to provide services of sustainable energy in the rural world, equip 150,000 houses, construct 1,000 energy houses, and efficiently manage energy consumption by the industrial sector.

personal notes,

A goal of 20% would have set up an accelerated national dynamic in the sector, however 10% is a good grab, how about the next 10 years, what is the projection for that.