Coal is dead! Long live renewable energy!

Coal is dead! Long live renewable energy!

  Ivan Collendavelloo has seen reason and we apologise to him for not acknowledging this sooner. In response to a question about CT Power in the National Assembly earlier this month, the Minister for Public Utilities announced that his Ministry “intends to...
Energy Strategy

Energy Strategy

Past While the islands of Mauritius are too geologically young for the formation of fossil fuels, trees have been converting sunlight into sugars by photosynthesis and storing this energy as wood. For the first few hundred years of human settlement, energy was...
Say NO! to coal – And yes to what?

Say NO! to coal – And yes to what?

“BLACKOUTS!” This is the threat that some quarters are using to argue the case for more coal-fired electricity production, i.e. CT Power. Environmentalists and local residents are protesting against this but have yet to present viable alternatives. What is...
Electric Vehicles: Green Leaf vs. Black Coal

Electric Vehicles: Green Leaf vs. Black Coal

During MID week at the University of Mauritius in March 2009, Nissan presented its plan for our island to be the 7th nation in the world where the Leaf, their new electric car, would be available for sale. In February 2012, we became the first country in the southern...