Morocco Topped States in Sustainable Energy Index 2013

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The latest Arab Future Energy Index (AFEX) showed results that Kingdom of Morocco SHAMCI bannertogether with Tunisia and Jordan occupies the highest rank in energy efficiency capabilities and progress.
Still holding the top place, Morocco, Jordan and Egypt overpower 13 other states under the renewable energy category.
AFEX report findings help policy makers in shaping national energy long-term transitions and strategies, formulate laws and regulations, develop institutional capacity, enrich local scientific research, and attract investments.
The index also helps local and international investors to know more about Arab states’ readiness in the field.
The index is published in two main separate reports: AFEX Renewable Energy, and AFEX Energy Efficiency, the index offers both quantitative and qualitative analysis for key renewable energy and energy efficiency market dimensions.
Countries are ranked under more than 20 indicators that illustrate key energy market aspects including policies, institutional and technical capacities, strategies, socioeconomic data and investments. AFEX data are collected through both international and local resources to guarantee accuracy and transparency.
According to AFEX 2013 Key Findings, Arab region has substantial unutilized renewable energy resources that could diversify energy supply and improve environmental performance. Almost all countries have adopted long-term technology-specific renewable energy targets.
Energy price subsidies remain a key challenge for energy efficiency in almost all Arab countries. All Arab countries have massive untapped potential for energy efficiency in the utility sector
“In order to enable sustainable energy transitions in our region, first we have to know exactly where we are now compared to neighboring countries and the world. AFEX attempts to answer this question in an informed manner. We’ve worked hard the past two years to collect, track, analyze, and disseminate valuable pieces of information. Our aim is to inform our member states, the Arab region, and the world what is important to know about sustainable energy markets in this part of the world.” – Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) Executive Director Said.