Old King Coal

Old King Coal

Few countries are at greater risk from man-made climate change than Mauritius. The Maldives may be more dependent on their beaches and Bangladesh on its agricultural land, but can we afford to lose either? Low lying countries and island states are quite rightly...
Fuelling the future

Fuelling the future

In January 1999, the world witnessed the end of a century of cheap oil. It then cost less than $20 per barrel. Few predicted it would reach the $100+ levels of today. Some are predicting $500 oil by 2020. This would be devastating for Mauritius, not only for tourism...
Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

We are delighted to freely share with you the on-line presentation of our roadmap to energy self-sufficiency (click on the image and then the “play” symbol). This was an outcome of our contribution to the Working Group on Energy which held workshops during...
The politics of renewable energy

The politics of renewable energy

Dr Pradeep Mahesh Kumar Soonarane, Deputy Director Technical Services at the Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities, made an emphatic statement last week at the launch of the National Energy Research Group, insisting it was recorded in the minutes for posterity:...