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Morocco ranked 41st in Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy 2018

Morocco has been among the developing countries that have seen a significant increase in the rate of sustainable energy use since 2010 to the present day, where it achieved 74 points out of 100, making it the 41st place in the world and second in North Africa.

The new World Bank report Tunisia ranked first in North Africa with 84 points, followed by Morocco, Algeria with 67 points and Mauritania with a bad score of 18 out of 100.

The Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy report, which assesses the pace of progress in renewable energy, ranked the Kingdom at the forefront of countries in terms of access to electricity, with 100 points, while averaging the energy efficiency standard (56 points). It also performed well on renewable energy with 67 points, while there were no statistics on clean cooking.

The report, which monitored the evolution of adoption of sustainable energy policies in 133 countries, showed that Morocco recorded weak rates in several criteria, including Internet access and use by citizens. The World Bank Foundation awarded 23 points, Transport, and was weak in terms of fiscal stimulus in the public sector, especially in the industrial and commercial fields.

The World Bank ranked Iran first in the energy efficiency index in MENA, while the United Arab Emirates topped the renewable energy index, while most countries in the region shared the first place in terms of access to electricity, excluding Yemen, which received a bad cut. As for the Culinary Index, the global institution did not find any data for these countries.

Globally, Germany came in first place, with a top score of 94 points, followed by the United Kingdom with 92 points, Italy with 91 points, followed by Canada with 90 points.

The same institution stressed that the deterioration of the economic situation in some countries hampered their progress in the path of sustainable policy-making, particularly those with low capacity for energy supply, with a decline in the number of facilities meeting the criteria for obtaining loans.

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