Received: 2019-05-15  |  Accepted: 2019-06-30  |  Published: 2019-09-30

Title

Towards energy efficiency: case of Morocco


Abstract

A major challenge for humanity in the twenty-first century is to combine energy with respect for the environment. During the Rio Earth Summit (2012) the issue of sustainable development was clearly demonstrated. One of the major battles this century for the planet's survival is to include energy efficiency as an international policy priority in order to achieve a significant decrease in greenhouse gas emissions. In this paper, we have presented the current state and outlook of energy efficiency in the transport, residential and industrial sectors, as well as its policy for each sector in Morocco. New strategies implemented by the government for sustainable development were reviewed and discussed. Through these strategies, the shift to energy efficiency is at the forefront of national policy implications for energy security and a low-carbon economy.


Keywords

energy efficiency, low-carbon, energy policy, energy consumption, greenhouse gases, Morocco


JEL classifications

Q40 , Q50


URI

http://jssidoi.org/ird/article/19


DOI


HAL


Pages

259-271


Funding

This research was supported by the projects, which have received funding from the European Union: International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IRSES, Grant Agreement Number 319017 SHuMED and ES H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014 CLUSDEVMED Grant Agreement Number 645730730 This work is in principle linked to the project "Energy Efficiency: Cultural Change" finaced by NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence

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Authors

El Iysaouy, Lahcen
Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco http://www.um5.ac.ma
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El Idrissi, Najiba El Amrani
Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco http://www.usmba.ac.ma
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Tvaronavičienė, Manuela
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania https://vilniustech.lt
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Lahbabi, Mhammed
Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco http://www.usmba.ac.ma
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Oumnad, Abdelmajid
Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco http://www.um5.ac.ma
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Journal title

Insights into Regional Development

Volume

1


Number

3


Issue date

September 2019


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

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