Indian Ocean states diversify technologies as they look to tackle climate change


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Issue 372 - 29 Jun 2018 - By Jon Marks | 5 minute read

The Seychelles is looking to a number of strategies to ensure that it maintains 100% electricity supply coverage on its main and nearby islands, while significantly reducing its costly heavy fuel oil dependency. Environment, energy and climate change minister Wallace Cosgrow told the Africa Energy Forum (AEF) in Mauritius on 19 June that, with oil prices rising, the cost “presents a big challenge” to the island economy, which is also challenged by rising sea levels as a result of climate change.

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