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Economics of Transiting to Renewable Energy in Morocco: A General Equilibrium Analysis

Economics of Transiting to Renewable Energy in Morocco: A General Equilibrium Analysis

Morocco has set an ambitious target of supplying 42 percent of electricity through renewable sources, 14 percent each through hydro, wind, and solar, by 2020. To analyze the economic and environmental implications of implementing this target, this study uses a dynamic computable general equilibrium model with foresight that includes explicit representation of various electricity generation

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Providing All Global Energy With Wind,Water,and SolarPower,

Climate change,pollution,andenergyinsecurityareamongthegreatestproblemsofourtime.Addressing them requires major changes in our energy infrastructure. In this paper, an analysis of the feasibility of providing world wide energy for all purposes(electric power,transportation,heating/cooling,etc.)from wind, water, and sunlight(WWS)

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Renewable Energy Sources And Their Applications

Adequate and affordable energy availability is essentially needed for all living beings in all walks of  life. The major energy sources like coal , natural gas and petroleum products are non-renewable fossil fuels. These are finite and thus can be used only for a finite period. Also, emissions from non-renewable energy sources are major environmental

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Doubling the Share of Renewable Energy in the Global Energy Mix

Substantial potential exists for further tapping of renewable energy sources. In fact, the technical potential for renewable energy use around the globe is substantially higher than projected global energy demand in 2050. The technical potential for solar energy is the highest among the renewable energy sources, but there is also substantial untapped potential for biomass,

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Options for Grid Integration Using Natural Gas and Energy Storage

By the end of 2013, 144 countries—both developed and developing—had established plans for the expansion of power generation from renewable energy (REN 21). In setting these goals, countries are driven by a number of strategic considerations, including energy security, reducing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, the need to expand and improve energy services for growing

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The Design and Sustainability of Renewable Energy Incentives: An Economic Analysis

Several factors—including the growing demand for energy to fuel economic development, the need to diversify into environmentally sustainable supply sources and ensure energy security, and climate change considerations—have contributed to a need for accelerating public and private investment in renewable energy (RE). Many countries have designed incentive structures to induce private investment in renewables, especially

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Surge in Solar-Powered Homes

Bangladesh has recently been playing a quiet but prominent role in extending the reach of solar power in rural areas. Thanks to the recent surge in solar home system (SHS) installations, millions of people in off-grid areas have electric lighting for the first time, which means children and adults can read and study in the

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Scaling-Up Renewable Geothermal Energy in Indonesia

Indonesia is rapidly increasing its power generation capacity to meet the needs of its growing economy. This has included a significant expansion of coal-based power—a cheap option with significant environmental costs. To meet its increasing energy demand in an environmentally responsible way, the government has embarked on an ambitious plan to expand its geothermal resource,

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