In October, the Moroccan government unveiled plans for over £40bn of investments in green energy projects, most of it destined for Western Sahara, territory Morocco has illegally occupied since 1975.
‘Possibly as much as 81% of all the land that the Moroccan government has earmarked for renewable energy and green hydrogen or ammonia projects, is located in occupied Western Sahara,’ according to Western Sahara Resource Watch.
Spanish, German and US companies are involved in some of the projects. Many of the Moroccan companies involved are owned by the king of Morocco or by the prime minister, Aziz Akhannouch.
The government plans to export the energy produced into Morocco itself and to neighbouring countries, including the EU. More info: