New energy policy is a roadmap to increase Seychelles’ renewable energy use to 15 percent

A first draft of a proposed policy on energy efficiency in Seychelles with clearer guidelines on how to provide at least 15 percent of the island nation’s energy needs from renewable sources by 2030 was presented in a two-day workshop.

The policy will help Seychelles to attain its renewable energy goals, Theodore Marguerite, the principal policy analyst for energy at the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, said at the end of the workshop on Wednesday.

“Drafting the first-ever energy efficiency policy is a start in the right direction. It is important for us to know how we can use clean energy that will make the Seychelles economy less dependent on fossil fuel to produce electricity,” said  Marguerite.

Seychelles — a group of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean — relies heavily on imported fossil fuel for power generation and transportation….
Source: Seychelles News Agency