Protect What You Love

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Enjoy this site on knowing how what you love is being effected by climate change even as we speak. Take action by protecting it.

http://www.whatilove.org/

http://www.whatilove.org/#!/protect

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2 Solar Plants. Clean Energy Emerging in Morocco.

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A visual of Morocco’s vision

 

Morocco is set to launch 2 solar plants near the southern city of Ouarzazate. One will produce 200MW and the other 100MW.

Morocco’s solar agency working alongside its authorities has decided to move on with constructing a parabolic mirror technology for the 200MW concentrated solar plant, whilst the 100MW tower will be built as a solar power tower. Morocco’s power production is spent on heavily with intentions of it being subsidized. Due to its consumption of power growing at around 7 percent per year it imports power from Spain to meet its needs. Banking sources say financial funds will be put towards the solar plant project thanks to the World Banks’ Clean Technology Fund, The European Investment Bank and the German state-owned KfW Bank. Japan has also generously donated 7.4 million dollars in order for this project to commence.

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“The capacity…will depend on the contractors, who could bid for more than the announced capacity, especially with the 100MW tower which could reach 200m, the highest tower ever seen in Morocco.

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Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power is currently building a 160MW plant in Ouarzazate with intentions of producing 2GW of solar power by 2020.This is equivalent to about 38% of Morocco’s current installed generation capacity.

A 10 solar photovoltaic plant will be built around the country by state power utility ONEE, in order to generate 30MW with hopes of stabilizing electricity networks due to an increase of demand. A 318MW coal-fired plant will be built in Morocco by a Chinese firm, Sepco III. They seek to vary production and export energy to Europe, where the needs of energy is at a high demand.

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With new solar plants emerging in Morocco many benefits will arise, such as the availability of labor. Not only is Morocco seen for its tourism and trade of goods, but it now has a new face and will be considered as an environmental hub, where clean and sustainable energy will be appreciated, inspiring other African nations to take action. 

REFERENCES:

http://econews.com.au/news-to-sustain-our-world/morocco-to-build-two-major-solar-plants/

http://www.arabnews.com/news/459894

http://www.instablogs.com/japan-to-finance-morocco-s-solar-energy-project.html

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT:

MOROCCO’S SOLAR PLANT PROJECTS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_power_in_Morocco

http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/08/morocco-to-tender-two-more-solar-power-plants/

http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTENERGY2/0,,contentMDK:22775166~pagePK:210058~piPK:210062~theSitePK:4114200,00.html

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=58687

Climate Change Worsens

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  1. “The West African monsoon produced extreme rainfall in 2012”
  2. “Nigeria experienced the worst flooding in decades”
  3. Triggered flashfloods in Haiti

Climate Change is not only affecting the frequency of hazards, but the magnitude of hazards as well to such an extent where impacts are catastrophic.

CLICK HERE to know more about how Climate Change may be altering our planet for the worse.

REFERENCE:

“The Fingerprints of Climate Change on Two Extreme Natural Disasters” [http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-erratic-floods-and-droughts-%E2%80%93-two-extreme-disasters-and-fingerprints-climate-change]

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE:

http://www.nc-climate.ncsu.edu/edu/k12/ClimateChange-Ag

 

ON HUMANS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effects_of_climate_change_on_humans

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs266/en/

 

ON AGRICULTURE

http://www.ifpri.org/publication/climate-change-impact-agriculture-and-costs-adaptation

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/impacts-adaptation/agriculture.html

 

ON ANIMALS

http://www.climateandweather.net/global_warming/effects_on_animals.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effects_of_climate_change_on_terrestrial_animals

http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/aboutcc/problems/impacts/