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Renewable energy in Morocco

You are Morocco’s Minister for Energy.  Why might you be eager to invest in renewable energy sources?  What renewable energy source are you most likely to invest in?  Why?

Handout

Link to 'Renewable energy in Morocco' pdf

How this fits

This scenario helps pupils to appreciate that many countries are dependent on foreign energy sources.  Pupils should be encouraged to consider how the geography of a country influences what renewable energy sources they might invest in.

Curriculum links

Geography:

1.4a Exploring the social, economic, environmental and political connections between places.  

1.6a Understanding that the physical and human dimensions of the environment are interrelated and together influence environmental change.

1.6b Exploring sustainable development and its impact on environmental interaction and climate change.

2.1g Solve problems and make decisions to develop analytical skills and creative thinking about geographical issues.

3f Physical geography, physical processes and natural landscapes.

Citizenship: 

3g The needs of the local community and how these are met through public services and the voluntary sector.

3h How economic decisions are made, including where public money comes from and who decides how it is spent.

Where to go

Economy & Industry; Climate & Agriculture.

What to watch

Welcome to Morocco! (video) ; Tuck shop (video).

Follow-up questions

  1. In what way are the people of Morocco likely to benefit from the government investing in solar-power plants?
  2. Why would the World Bank want to encourage countries to invest in clean energy sources?
  3. Where else in the world might benefit from solar energy?
  4. What renewable energy sources might the UK invest in over the next decade?

Tags: development; interdependence; resources; energy, sustainable development

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