Dutch PM ‘impressed’ by Morocco’s renewable energy ambitions

Dutch PM ‘impressed’ by Morocco’s renewable energy ambitions

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he is “impressed” by Morocco’s renewable energy ambitions under the leadership of King Mohammed VI.

“I’m impressed by the ambitions set out in this area under the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, including the target of 52% of electricity from sustainable energy by 2030 and the will to cut greenhouse gases by 45%. But these are not just distant visions. Noor, one of the largest solar complexes in the world, is proof of this,” Rutte, who is on an official visit to Morocco, stressed in an interview with local daily “Le Matin”.

“You have undeniable assets, a strategic geographical location close to demand, and opportunities to produce sustainable energy at a good price, thanks to abundant sun and wind,” he stressed, pointing out that the Kingdom has enormous potential for the production of green hydrogen.

The Dutch Prime Minister said he was “happy” to see cooperation with Morocco in this area moving along a good course.

“I’m pleased that projects in this field have already been initiated, such as the cooperation between MASEN, the Port of Rotterdam and the multinational storage company VOPACK, to develop the value chain for green hydrogen,” said Rutte, who also cited the contribution of engineering firm Proton Ventures, which is developing a pilot green ammonia production unit for the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), with the aim of advancing knowledge in this field.


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