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Morocco hedges energy bets

The country is expanding into renewables and moving into green hydrogen production while reviving plans to import LNG

Morocco is going through not one but several interlocking energy transitions. The country is a regional anomaly for its lack of hydrocarbon resources, but it has abundant sun and wind and has resumed a buildout of renewables capacity delayed last year by the Covid-19 pandemic At the same time, Rabat is rushing to capitalise on its disproportionate endowment of clean energy sources to build a green hydrogen industry, with exports in mind. The government has also recently committed to replacing coal—which dominates Morocco’s power generation mix—with LNG imports. The kingdom’s renewables achievements, overseen by the government-owned Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy, are undeniably imp

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