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Is the MID process the right way forward?

Is the MID process the right way forward?

By Karim Jaufeerally The Green Paper: Towards a National Policy for a Sustainable Mauritius has been published by Government after a year of public consultation. It makes interesting reading and begins well for the first point of the executive summary (P xii) states:...
Where’s the oil coming from?

Where’s the oil coming from?

Mauritius could face an oil crisis in the coming weeks as Iran threatens to end exports to India. Mangalore refinery, which supplies all of Mauritius’ petroleum needs, is dependent on Iran for 60% of its crude oil. The problem is that US led sanctions against...
Energy self-sufficiency

Energy self-sufficiency

At the second meeting of the MID Energy working group last week, we presented our major project of 2011: how Mauritius can be entirely self-sufficient in energy. The need to drastically reduce our dependence on fossil fuels is best illustrated by the graph showing...
MID team confronts oil scarcity

MID team confronts oil scarcity

During the last 7 days, a new stage of the Maurice Ile(s) Durable(s) policy process has got under way. The working groups for the 5 focal areas (energy, environment, employment, education and equity) have had their first of four sessions. We are participating in the...
Energy action plan

Energy action plan

The Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities has published a draft of its Energy Strategy 2011-2025 Action Plan (to meet the conditions attached to a Rs 1.4 billion grant from the EU). It contains some praiseworthy elements such as setting minimum efficiency standards...