Rabat – The World Bank has published its report of the 2018 Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy (RISE) that listed 133 countries’ renewable energies improvements, giving Morocco a score of 74. RISE is informs investors of the sustainable energy policies and regulations of a given country.The World Bank surveyed 133 countries based on data provided by governments from 2010 to 2017. Alongside China, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, and South Africa, Morocco emerged as a prominent example of a country that has put in place advanced policy frameworks in support of sustainable energy.The report gave Morocco a score of 74 points for sustainable energy indicators, including access to electricity (100 points), energy efficiency (56 points), and renewable energy (67 points).In terms of energy efficiency, Morocco scored high with 80 points in the national energy efficiency planning indicator, 100 points in energy efficiency indicator, and 96 points in energy efficiency incentives from electricity rate structures. However, Morocco scored low in other indicators, including incentives and mandates put in place for the public sector (13 points), for industrial and commercial end users (13 points), transport (0 points), and minimum energy efficiency performance standards (32 points).Regarding renewable energies, Morocco did well in the legal framework for renewable energy (100 points), planning for renewable energy expansion (83), and attributes of financial and regulatory incentives (83 points).The report gave a medium score to incentive and regulatory support for renewable energy (62 points), counterparty risk (65), carbon pricing and monitoring (50), and use (23 points).Morocco produces 28,000 gigawatt hours of electricity, while the rest is imported from Spain.It seeks to boost its production capacity by 6,500 megawatts by 2020, with solar and wind energies each representing 2,000 megawatts, according to a US International Trade Administration 2017 report.
The Lions cut the Bearkat lead in half with just their second hit of the day coming with two outs in the sixth inning. First baseman Rebecca Skains doubled to right-center to score shortstop Jaquelyn Ramon and second baseman Mahalia Gibson. Skains crossed the plate with designated player Mattie Ort’s single to left field. LAKE CHARLES, La. – In the second extra innings, walk-off ending of the day, No. 4 Southeastern Louisiana sees another game at the 2018 Southland Conference Softball Tournament at Joe Miller Field in Lake Charles, La. It took nine innings to declare a winner, but SLU defeated No. 8-seeded Sam Houston State 7-6 on Thursday. Southeastern will now play No. 1 Nicholls for a shot at the tournament championship tomorrow against No. 3 McNeese at noon on ESPNU. The Lions put the game away with third baseman Madison Watson’s triple down the right-field line to score rightfielder Ali McCoy in the ninth inning. It was the only lead of the game for Southeastern after Sam Houston State held it since the fourth inning.SB: What a game! @SLULionSoftball does it. The Lions eliminate Sam Houston State and move on to play Nicholls in approx. 30 minutes. #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/En0DXkF1Gh— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 10, 2018 The Bearkats added a fifth run in the seventh inning off first baseman Codi Carpenter’s single to right field to score Thompson, but the two-run lead did not last long. Southeastern tied things up at 5-5 in the bottom of the seventh with no outs as catcher Ella Manzer notched her second home run of the tournament, banging the scoreboard in left field. With the bases loaded in the top of the fourth, Sam Houston State took advantage of an unusual infield fly that scored centerfielder Megan McDonald for the 1-0 lead. Third baseman Katie Andrie almost made it 4-0 by the end of the frame with a blast to leftfield but the Lions’ Kinsey Nichols leaped high to rob the senior from her third homer of the season.SB: And it’s 4-0 Sam Houston State!Wait.. nope. Nevermind. @SLULionSoftball’s left fielder Kinsey Nichols makes the incredible play at the wall to keep it 1-0 in the fourth! #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/KzGqLKel7m— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 10, 2018 Bearkats’ shortstop Tiffany Thompson hammered her eighth home run of the season with a solo shot to left-centerfield in the fifth inning. Sam Houston added a pair in the sixth inning with catcher Megan Crosby’s double down the leftfield line followed by a groundout to second from Andrie that scored designated player Bailey White.SB: Okay, now that one is forsure out of here! @BearkatsSB ahead 2-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth after this one from Tiffany Thompson. #SouthlandStrongWatch via https://t.co/FDWfnDejSt or Southland Conference apps. #EatEmUpKats #LionUp pic.twitter.com/vExkFLPq7N— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 10, 2018 Tournament Central | Box Score | Highlights | Replay Gibson was not ready for the Lions season to end as she homered to left-centerfield to even the score at 7-7 before Watson claimed the win for Southeastern in the eighth.SB: Hold up wait a minute, y’all thought we were finished?@SLULionSoftball ties it up again! This time Mahalia Gibson goes yard to make it 6-6 in the eighth. #SouthlandStrongWatch via https://t.co/FDWfnDejSt or Southland Conference apps. #EatEmUpKats #LionUp pic.twitter.com/ZQPubirb66— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 10, 2018 Crosby scored unearned in the top of the eighth as leftfielder Samantha Belongia reached on a fielder’s choice. The Bearkats had runners in the corner before Belongia stole second to put two in scoring position, but Southeastern avoided further damage, tagging one out, striking out Thompson and getting second baseman Brooke Malia to ground out to the third baseman.