Energy Policy to be in place by 2015


The Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources Kitso Mokaila has revealed that government is currently drafting an energy policy. The policy is expected to map out a successful way forward for Botswana’s renewable energy landscape.

Speaking at a two-day renewable energy conference in Gaborone on Monday, Mokaila said the policy is expected to be finalised and be ready for approval by 2015. The Energy Policy will provide a policy framework to guide effectiveness and sustainability in energy planning, development and provision. The plan is also to develop a detailed renewable energy strategy.

He said that government, in collaboration with the Japanese government, is undergoing a research project to cultivate a Jatropha carcus that will be resistant to Botswana’s extreme weather conditions.

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