Rabat – At the opening of an awareness workshop, the Minister of Energy, Mining, and Sustainable Development, Aziz Rebbah, said that the renewable energy sector is experiencing sustained momentum in Morocco.
The workshop was held on Wednesday under the theme, “Solar pumping: a lever for energy efficiency and sustainable development in the agricultural sector.”
Minister Rebbah recalled the multiple advantages of using green energy in terms of investment, employment, innovation, industry, entrepreneurship, and scientific research. He added that Morocco is targeting both African and other international markets.
For his part, Director General of the Moroccan Energy Efficiency Agency (AMEE), Said Mouline, highlighted Morocco’s efforts to reduce energy bills and ensure rational use of energy, particularly in agriculture.
After stressing the need to raise awareness among stakeholders in the agricultural sector, Mouline reviewed the many partnerships created by the AMEE to improve energy efficiency, which is one of the major orientations in the new national energy strategy.
For her part, the representative of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) commended Morocco’s efforts to develop a green economy and ensure energy efficiency, highlighting the country’s contribution to finding relevant solutions to sustainable development challenges.