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Save energy, don't waste it

Ana Madigibuli
Saturday, April 27, 2013

INCREASING access, affordability to energy and enhanced energy efficiency is important for national development, says permanent secretary for Public Utilities Commander Francis Kean.

"Our own policies for sustainable development are by the way of promotion of energy efficiency, increasing the share of renewable energy and changing the fuel mix," Commander Kean said at the energy workshop in Suva yesterday.

"Fossil fuels will continue to play a dominant role in the energy mix in decades to come but the development and use of advanced and cleaner fossil fuel technologies should be increased."

He said the sharp increase in energy prices resulted in a renewed focus on energy diversification and efficiency.

"Promoting increased research and development in the field of various energy technologies in particularly renewable energy and advanced energy technologies can help in supplementing, sustained and secure supply of energy."

He said that participants at the workshop should motivate and stimulate others to change their behavioural patterns to become energy savers and not energy wasters.

"Your efforts are important to us and I hope that you will continue to excel. Today is an important occasion to reaffirm our commitment to sustainable development and inclusive growth by using our precious energy resources effectively and efficiently."


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