Morocco’s Hydroelectric, Wind and Solar on Track for 2020?s 42% Green Goal
OCTOBER 3, 2012
Saudi Arabia gives Morocco a sunny boost, but Joseph looks at Morocco’s bigger renewable energy picture: an aim to use 42% renewables by 2020. To meet Morocco’s electricity needs, the government has adopted and is implementing a three-phase strategy.
Morocco heats up with 16 new solar energy plants worth 25 gigawatts
DECEMBER 1, 2014
But there is one thing always true about Morocco: the sun always shines. Foreign firms are eager to bank on Morocco’s attractive feed-in tariffs and catch some healthy profits from our sun. Energy Martifer Solar Morocco Portugal pv Solar Energy
Amtrak looks like a dinosaur next to Kénitra’s high speed railway station in Morocco
MARCH 18, 2014
The train system runs like clockwork in Morocco. Related : Stop TGV campaign challenges Morocco’s high speed rail initiative. This is really important as anyone who has ever traveled by train in Morocco can tell you. It’s fast, easy and safe.
Morocco is Building a Mega “Green City” Named After King Mohammed VI
NOVEMBER 12, 2012
Morocco’s King Mohammed VI recently visited the site of Mohammed VI Green City, a future “eco” development being built just outside of Benguerir – one of the largest phosphate producing areas in the country.
Morocco’s Atlas Kasbah Eco-Lodge is 80% Solar-Powered
MAY 28, 2012
Their facility in Morocco’s UNESCO-protected Argan Biosphere Reserve – just a skip from Agadir’s popular beaches – has won a bevy of green accolades that distinguishes it as one of the most sustainable such eco-tourism establishments in the entire country (if not the Magreb!).
Leaf-Shaped Market Square Filters Rainwater and Trash in Morocco
NOVEMBER 23, 2012
Our favorite aspect of the design must be its innovative approach to garbage, which is increasingly a maddening problem not only in Morocco, where water ways become polluted, but throughout the region.
Morocco’s Guelmim Technology School is Red Like the Sahara but Cooler
JUNE 7, 2012
The Universite Ibn Zohr d ’Agadir called for a powerful design that would pay heed to the vernacular architecture of Southern Morocco. Landscaping adds a green aesthetic to the building but not to the detriment of water conservation.
First Solar-Powered Eco Pool in Morocco Uses Zero Chemicals
JANUARY 8, 2012
A family near Essaouira, Morocco happily splash around in a natural pool that contains absolutely zero chemicals. Babeth and Guy from Morocco have a whitewashed stone house typical of the area as well as a generous garden.
Brazil’s Easy Taxi App Heads to Egypt and Morocco
JULY 25, 2013
Speaking to Tech Crunch , Sacha Poignonnec, co-CEO of AIH said Easy Taxi will go to eight more countries by the end of 2013, including Morocco, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Ghana, South Africa, Algeria, Tunisia and Angola. Transportation Easy Taxi green transportation taxi apps traffic apps
Recycling Yourself When Green Projects Go Bust
SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
This ambitious little house was the first modern home fully based on green building principles specific to its Aqaba location. Meet Theo van de Laar, Middle East tour guide and the guy behind the Aqaba House: Green Prophet: Holland to Jordan, didn’t you like tulips?
World-Famous Architect Jørn Utzon Admired Morocco’s Vernacular Architecture
DECEMBER 6, 2011
Jørn Utzon spent time in Morocco, where he admired the traditional architecture. In the late 1940′s, long before he experienced the honor of seeing a building he designed named a UNESCO world heritage site , Jørn Utzon traveled to Morocco.
Why Solar Cookers Should Spread Like Satellites in Morocco
MAY 20, 2012
Women in rural Morocco are often responsible for the grueling task of trekking miles to collect fuel for cooking, which requires not only energy but also time that might have been used developing or applying other skills. Desertec Begins: 500MW Solar Power in Morocco by 2012.
Track the Sun-Powered Solar Impulse Flight to Spain and Morocco
MAY 24, 2012
km/h at an altitude of 7,016 meters en route to Madrid, where co-pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg will switch seats before leaving for their final destination Morocco. More on Solar-Power and Morroco: World’s Longest Solar-Powered Flight to Land in Morocco.
Morocco to Welcome Solar Impulse Pilots Tonight
JUNE 5, 2012
” Once the pilots have visited the construction site of Morocco’s first solar-thermal plant in Ouarzazate and their trip to Morocco is complete, they will begin to prepare for the next step of their remarkable journey: to fly around the world relying only on the sun for power.
“Fly” Through Morocco on Three Wheels with Twike Maroc
AUGUST 17, 2013
Twikes have been around for 15 years, but they have only now made their way to Morocco. Travel Electric vehicles green transportation hybrid vehicles sustainable travel Twike
Egypt and Morocco’s Equator Prize Winners Preserves Environment through Tradition
DECEMBER 23, 2012
For example, a previous Green Prophet article “ Morocco’s Berbers Had Water Management Sorted “, reveals how water management interventions led by the Word Bank replaced traditional water systems and eventually resulted in even poorer social and environmental outcomes.
Europe Maintains Commitment to Ambition and Action at Recent Marrakesh Climate Talks
DECEMBER 2, 2016
As climate experts from around the world descended on Marrakesh, Morocco for this year’s annual climate change negotiations, it was encouraging to see countries re-affirm their commitment to taking bold action together. 2016 is now set to be the warmest year on record .
Inspired by Love, BELDI Sells Planet-Friendly Artisanal Crafts From Morocco
JUNE 27, 2012
This is how BELDI , which refers to all things folk and country about real Morocco, was born. Fashion & Design artisanal crafts BELDI green design recycled materials renewable materials sustainable designWe are suckers for a good love story, especially when it has an eco-twist.
Morocco University Excited Over First Wind-hydrogen System Installation
OCTOBER 16, 2012
Morocco’s renewable energy push received yet another boost last week with the installation of the first-ever wind-hydrogen system in Africa. Training, teaching and researching the wind: Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane gets Africa’s first wind-hydrogen system.
Airlight Energy Brings CSP to Morocco from Switzerland
OCTOBER 4, 2011
A cement plant in Morocco will switch on sunshine from Switzerland this year. The Airlight Energy solar project in Morocco will cost €2.7 But he cautions that erecting the system in Morocco comes with a proviso.”An
THIS Toothbrush Is A Miswak | Green Prophet
MARCH 9, 2011
Thank you Leen for sharing your eco-product with Green Prophet. Salma said on UAE Sustainability Conference Inspires Change : I’m one of those green newbies; I. ????????????
Going Green In Your Home
MARCH 3, 2011
Today, with the wealth of cheap detergents available at the supermarket, it can be hard to make the decision to choose the more expensive “Green” Products. Salma said on UAE Sustainability Conference Inspires Change : I’m one of those green newbies; I. ????????????
Jerusalem’s Green-Roofed Gutman VC is a Home for the Birds and the Bees
NOVEMBER 7, 2011
The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel commissioned a very green addition to the Jerusalem Bird Observatory, and let’s just say the birds and the bees are making themselves at home! More Green Building Goodness on Green Prophet: Syria’s Beehive Shaped Architecture.
Kuwaiti Gaydar Test to Ban Gays Entry to Arab Countries?
OCTOBER 9, 2013
I met a gay male traveller when I was staying in the Kasbah du Toubkal in Morocco though he was single at the time. But he seemed pretty at ease with being in Morocco. Instead of a boycott, how about some (green) travel to the GCC countries to support the gay men and women there?
Beirut Is Getting Its First Green-Roofed Tower
JUNE 9, 2011
This new tower will also be the first in Beirut to have green roofs. The designers behind Masdar City , this beautiful bank in Morocco , and scores of other projects in the region, they have just broken ground on Beirut’s very first green-roofed mixed use development.
Amazing “Atlas” tracks Arab world habitat destruction over time [video]
DECEMBER 23, 2013
But the study looked well beyond the UAE to regions in Morocco, Egypt, and even the Palestinian Authority. Dammed river in Morocco, for hydropower, before and after. Cities Abu Dhabi Arabia Gulf coastal development Egypt Kuwait Morocco United Arab Emirates water
MENA Is Changing Drastically & NASA Has The Pictures To Prove It
MAY 1, 2012
From urbanisation in Morocco to lake shrinkage in Iran, these shocking NASA photos prove how this region is in dramatic ecological flux. Urban Growth in Morocco. Source: USGS Landsat Missions Gallery, “Urban Growth in Morocco, 1985-2011,” U.S.
iLAND’s Solar Packs for Peace-keepers, Festivals, Eco-jocks and Alpha Wolves Who Travel with the Sun
AUGUST 16, 2013
Looking for Middle East business buyers, distributors and sales teams, iLAND’s CEO Daniele Oppizzi talks with Green Prophet briefly about this cool new technology powered by the hottest thing we all know: the Sun. “I
Home Study to Green Your Education | Green Prophet
MARCH 9, 2011
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All-Inclusive Bucket List Eco Holidays in the Middle East
JULY 13, 2012
You can visit travel websites for all-inclusive holidays where you can find week-long or two-week sun holidays in Sharm, Sinai; You can also find loads of ways to hang out in Agadir, Morocco at exclusive resorts; but not every all-inclusive option can give you the right eco spirit you are aiming for. Stay with some Berbers : A number of hotels in Morocco offer the all-inclusive deal, getting there, staying there, and travelling around there.
Eating Real Food Can Save The Environment | Green Prophet
FEBRUARY 20, 2011
“Green food lovers don’t always have to eat healthy. Salma said on UAE Sustainability Conference Inspires Change : I’m one of those green newbies; I.
Argan Oil – Dare Eat Nuts Broken By a Goat’s Butt?
MAY 9, 2011
Argan oil is a delicacy and fair trade product from Morocco. In order for the villagers in Morocco to grind the nuts into oil, it must first pass through the intestinal tract, and then the butt of a goat. Read more on Morocco eco-initiatives here. Image: Green Prophet.
Eco-Funeral? Jewish Burial Rites Are Green.
MAY 9, 2011
Traditional Jewish burials: guidelines to a green farewell. The recent controversy over arch-terrorist Osama bin Laden’s burial at sea has piqued an interest in eco-funerals here at Green Prophet. And on the green side, no toxic embalming fluids seeping into the ground.
UAE Sustainability Conference Inspires Change | Green Prophet
MARCH 8, 2011
The green-savvy will attend to learn more but it’s very hard to convince new people with no prior interest in the issue to give up their time to discuss a brand new topic. Let’s hope that this is the first step for many green-newbies on the path towards a more sustainable future.
Meet A Few Green Prophets At Energy Conference, Eilat
FEBRUARY 22, 2011
At least three Green Prophets will be at the Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Conference tomorrow in Eilat, Israel. Among those on the media panel will be Green Prophet’s friend David Goldman from Expansion Media.
Is Car-Free Living Possible in the Suburbs? | Green Prophet
MARCH 9, 2011
Green Prophet Staff | March 10th, 2011 | Comment | Email this Share How can eco-friendly transportation be improved in the suburbs? Salma said on UAE Sustainability Conference Inspires Change : I’m one of those green newbies; I. ????????????
The Grand Green Mufti of Egypt
NOVEMBER 4, 2011
It turns out his educational approach is also very “green” Sheikh Ali Gomaa (Ali Gomaa Muhammad Abdel Wahhab) was born on March 3, 1952 in Bani Suwaif in Upper Egypt. Sheikh Ali Gomaa’s Green Ideology. Green Conclusions.
Swarms!!! Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco on High Alert for Desert Locusts
OCTOBER 23, 2012
The UN organization is alerting North Africa’s Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco to prepare for the likely arrival of Desert Locust swarms from the Sahel in West Africa in the coming weeks. Food & Health Algeria food security Libya locusts Morocco pesticides
Rocking the “Eco” Kasbah du Toubkal in Morocco
JULY 8, 2011
Built by a British-Berber partnership and hugged by one of the most stunning vistas you can imagine, the Kasbah du Toubkal is an absolute must, a once-in-a-lifetime experience for anyone traveling to Morocco. The Kasbah was a highlight of my trip to Morocco.
DI Bernhard Gruber Designs Cool Green Playground For Hot Climes
APRIL 11, 2011
Foster & Partners Finish Gorgeous Green Building in Morocco. Architecture & Urban green architecture green building passive design Sustainable Development urban spaces