Morocco expands Masen renewables role

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Issue 327 - 08 Jul 2016 | 6 minute read

State-owned developer Masen’s expanded role has been confirmed with its conversion into the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy, from its former more restricted remit as Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy. Legislation that passed through the government council on 24 June gives Masen the leading role in Morocco’s ambitious renewable energy programme, which seeks to generate 52% of the kingdom’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030 – a forecast that will be replayed again and again ahead of the COP22 climate talks, to be held in Marrakech on 7-18 November.

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