The use of renewable and cleaner energies makes Morocco a model of decarbonisation for countries that depend on gas or oil for their livelihoods

Los países del Golfo se sirven de Marruecos como ejemplo por su diversa combinación energética

PHOTO/FILE - Wind energy in Morocco

The Middle East Energy Dubai (MEE) will soon be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is an event held in the search for new and cleaner energy resources, and is one of the most reputable and interesting meetings in the MENA region, where many countries in the territory participate to showcase their innovations in the energy sector.

Although the ceremony has not yet taken place, Morocco looks set to come out of it well and to the applause of the other countries. Morocco's energy ambitions are bearing great fruit within the Kingdom's borders, and many nations have already begun to imitate them. The Maghreb country has a diverse energy mix, ranging from basic fossil fuels such as oil and gas to the use of renewable, clean and safe energy, which makes it an exemplary system. 

AFP/FADEL SENNA - Una vista aérea de los espejos solares de la planta de energía solar concentrada Noor 1, a unos 20 km de la ciudad marroquí central de Ouarzazate

Ali Zerouali, head of International Cooperation and Development at MASEN, vice-president of the African Commission at CGEM, as well as an expert on energy transition with the United Nations and Moroccan industry, will have the task of presenting Morocco as a model for other "more backward" nations to follow, in terms of the use of renewable energies.

According to Zerouali, Morocco has the perfect energy mix and its solutions to the climate change crisis are performing well, spearheading it as a rising star in the Middle East and North African energy landscape. It will also remind the Gulf countries, whose energy bases come mainly from oil and natural gas, to follow the example of the Alawi kingdom in a bid to decarbonise their industry and improve the state of the planet.

AFP  -   El Parque Solar Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, la planta fotovoltaica de Dubai

"Middle East Energy offers MASEN and Morocco's diverse energy sector pioneers the perfect venue to see how we are transforming the nation's energy sector, and the reasons why our unique energy mix is a sustainable solution for the Gulf States, and the world at large," said Azzan Mohammed, director and organiser of the event.

It is worth noting that Morocco is undertaking major work that falls within the framework of the most environmentally friendly objectives. By 2025, it is expected to increase its energy mix by 52% and the country's conditions make it a favourable place for this. The Kingdom's climate and environment make it the ideal place to work with the renewable energy sector, which is increasingly being exploited. In addition, there are already numerous projects for solar panels, wind power plants, and the search for other cleaner resources that are being carried out. 

AFP - El Parque Solar Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, en Dubái, tendrá una capacidad de 5 GW cuando se finalice

For his part, Zerouali will have to open a debate on the decarbonisation of industries, while at the same time setting Morocco as a model of a large export market for clean energy. According to the Moroccan industry expert, the use of renewable energies is a new and little-explored market, which is why a country like Morocco, which is initiating this transition, is very important and in turn creating an ever-growing economy. To this end, he will highlight the country's energy challenges, as well as its leadership in the creation, strategy, use of new technologies and good financing to start implementing green projects

Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, will host the event, which will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The three-day event is expected to attract more than 18,000 industry professionals interested in the solutions and innovations on offer at the show. At the core of this celebration is the use of digitalisation, renewable energies, green hydrogen and energy storage. 

This year, the main focus of the event is to try to boost photovoltaic energy and everything related to it, such as new technologies to produce them or even systems based on solar and thermal energy.

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