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Volume 412, 2023International Conference on Innovation in Modern Applied Science, Environment, Energy and Earth Studies (ICIES’11 2023)
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Energy and digital: The energy cost of social change. A qualitative interview study CRS2335
1 ESF, Mohamed V University, Morocco
2 SRI, Mohamed V university, Morocco
In an international context filled with climate and ecological issues, and characterized by an unprecedented geopolitical conjuncture, the issue of energy consumption and dependence has come to the surface in Morocco’s growing energy sector. Thanks to the efforts made by the State, access to electricity has developed rapidly in rural areas. In order to contribute to a better use of this energy, this article explores the relationship of rural families to electricity through the use of domestic digital appliances, using a comprehensive biographical interview. Interviews were conducted with families living in three cities in south-eastern Morocco over a three-month period (May, June, and July 2022). Content analysis was applied to analyze the data collected. The results show that the exploitation of electrical energy has contributed to a considerable social change affecting the status of women and children. However, awareness-raising campaigns are needed to stop the irrational wasteful practices. There is an urgent need for a national energy charter guaranteeing the commitment of professionals and private individuals to a national strategy to save energy exploitation at this crucial historical moment.
Key words: Digital / energy / repository of practices / society / transition / uses
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2023
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