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Hamza Hamouchène

Energy Transition in North Africa: Colonialism, Dispossession, and Expropriation

by Hamza Hamouchène

Some transitions to renewable energy can be extractivist and maintain existing dispossession practices, dependencies, and hegemonies. A few examples from the North African region (particularly in Morocco) come to mind. They all show how energy colonialism is reproduced through green colonialism or green grabbing. Morocco’s goal to increase the share of renewable energy in its energy mix to 52% by 2030, in terms of installed capacity, is laudable...

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