Morocco is a serious player in sustainable development.
Morocco’s unilateral commitment is to produce 52% of its energy mix from renewable sources by 2030 (building on the goal of 42% by 2020).
The United Kingdom, by contrast, has a binding target to generate 30% of electricity from wind, solar and other low-carbon sources by 2020 (progress is reportedly slow).
An agency dedicated to renewable energies and energy efficiency (ADEREE) and the National Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) were recently established. Legislation regarding renewable energy and energy efficiency, as well as a dedicated fund, have also been put in place.
The United Kingdom, by contrast, closed its Department of Energy and Climate Change and moved its responsibilities to a broader department.