As much good as America’s new President has already done, in a very short time, on energy and climate issues, the rest of the world, developed and developing countries alike, continue to surge forward toward 21st century energy technologies. Morocco announced this week that they are prepared to invest $9 Billion to install 200MW of solar power in their deserts by 2020. And:
The nation is vying with Algeria, Tunisia and Libya for 400 billion euros ($596 billion) of investments in solar-energy systems over the coming decades as the EU seeks to trim emissions from coal and natural gas power plants by importing clean power from the Sahara.
This announcement comes as part of plans with Germany to develop desalinization plants and electricity generators for the country.
[h/t Climate Progress]