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Energy law review

Ropate Valemei
Friday, April 05, 2013

RESERVE Bank of Fiji with the Department of Energy and its stakeholders are working on the review of policy and strategies of the Fiji National Energy Policy endorsed by Cabinet in November 2006.

Speaking at the opening of the National Energy Consultation Forum in Suva, Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama said the policy must be innovative and forwardlooking.

"This forum gives all stakeholders the ability to contribute to the development of a new National Energy Policy to address and overcome these vulnerabilities," Commodore Bainimarama said.

He said Fiji's shift to a sustainable energy supply was critical.

"The policy must be innovative and forward-looking," he said.

"It must be devoid of sectional interests.

"It must be adaptable. It must be for all."

He highlighted some of the key initiatives undertaken in Fiji in the past and a number of other projects undertaken to ensure the continued growth of the renewable energy source.

"We are very close to our goal of providing universal access to electricity in Fiji and this is being achieved mostly under renewable energy," Commodore Bainimarama said.