FSM States to Review National Energy Policy Draft
Palikir, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services): August 5, 2009 - In late July, 2009, President Manny Mori sent each FSM State Governor a draft copy of the National Energy Policy for review. The policy draft was prepared by the FSM Energy Division and Energy Advisor on the request of the Secretary of Resources and Development, Hon. Peter Christian.
The FSM National Energy Policy has a framework that builds upon the National Energy Objective to "promote the sustainable social and economic development of the FSM through the provision and utilization of cost-effective, safe, reliable and sustainable energy services." It also has a National Vision Statement which is to "improve the life and livelihood of all FSM citizens with affordable, reliable and environmentally sound energy."
The major goals if the policy are to become less dependent on imported sources of energy by having an increased share of renewable energy sources and having cross sector energy conservation and efficiency measurements in place, so that by the year 2020, the share of renewable energy sources would be at least 30% of the energy production, with an improvement in efficiency of 50%.
The Energy Policy has the following overall objectives:
In his transmittal letter to the Governors, President Mori asked that each Governor draw particular attention to their State Action Plan, as well as other state-specific areas of the draft document, to ensure that the draft policy properly and correctly addresses the needs of the States. The President said that this review should also provide an opportunity for each State to update its action plan, if necessary. When the policy is finalized, it will be submitted to the FSM Congress for approval of funding for the initiatives it contains.
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