The Moroccan Agency for the Development of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ADEREE) and the DESERTEC Foundation have signed a memorandum of understanding to consolidate the partnership between these two institutions. It focuses on the exchange of expertise and know-how in developing energy policy and regulation, and support for ADEREE’s communication and public relations strategy.
The mission of the non-profit DESERTEC Foundation is the worldwide implementation of the “DESERTEC Concept”, a solution to provide climate protection, energy security, water and development by generating sustainable power from the sites where renewable sources of energy are at their most abundant. Dr Thiemo Gropp, Director of the DESERTEC Foundation sees a great potential in the cooperation with ADEREE: "Morocco is a not just a visionary in the region but also a successful pioneer in the global transition to renewables, where ADEREE plays a key role. We are very happy to support their work in this context."
ADEREE is promoting sustainable energy development, particularly in the service of the economy and local communities. It is a public institution whose mission is to develop, promote and expand access to renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency, while contributing to the implementation of the national policy to reduce energy dependence and enhance environmental protection.
As well as being blessed with huge desert areas with intense solar irradiation and extended coastal zones with high wind speeds, several years ago Morocco set highly ambitious goals for the expansion of renewable energy: By 2020, the government envisages installed renewable energy will reach 42% of production capacity at the same time as energy use is reduced by 12%.
News published on 25 / 10 / 2012 by Gisela Bühl