1 December 2012

Angola: Ministry Wants Speed in Approval of Legislation On Renewable Energies

Luanda — The Ministry of Energy and Water (Mine) has accelerated the approval process of legislation and creation of incentives for the regulation of the renewable energies sector, to enable the benefits of clean energies to include a wider section of the population.

The information was given on Friday, in Luanda, by the minister of Energy and Waters, João Baptista Borges, when closing the conference on renewable energies, promoted by Minea, having stressed that the approval of the legislation will benefit more people, mainly in rural areas, in regard to access to clean energies.

For the materialisation of this programme, he said, Minea will increase its efforts towards strengthening the partnerships with universities and other academic institutions of the country.

"We should not forget that our country has made the commitment to rising the electrification rate in a general way and taking electricity to remote communities", explained the minister.

The gathering, which started on Thursday, was attended by the secretary of State for Energy, Joaquim Ventura, national directors, representatives of the Environment Ministry, national and foreign specialists, among other personalities.

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