Why Morocco is leading the charge against climate change

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  • Morocco plans to run off 52% green energy by 2030
  • The country enshrined sustainability in its constitution in 2011

Marrakech, Morocco (CNN)Renewable energy is taking off in Morocco.

In 2014 the country opened the largest wind farm in Africa, valued at $1.4 billion, in the southwest near the city of Tarfaya. Then, in early 2016, it switched on the first facility of the world's largest concentrated solar plant, Noor-1, on the fringe of the Sahara desert. When completed in 2018, it will power one million homes and make Morocco a solar superpower.
And while