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Vulnerable Indian Ocean states make strides with renewable energy

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Issue 485 - 29 May 2023 - By Marc Howard | 6 minute read

The island states off the coast of East Africa are pushing ahead forcefully with renewable energy schemes to reduce their hydrocarbons use. The moves will save money for the authorities in Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles by cutting expensive imports of refined products and will also help to address the effects of climate change to which they are particularly vulnerable, writes Marc Howard.

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