Private sector developers urged to invest and educate in renewables

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Private sector renewable energy developers have been urged to invest in Mauritius, an island in the Indian Ocean. With no indigenous oil, natural gas or coal deposits the country is heavily reliant on imports and energy demand is forecast to grow by 5% a year. The government hopes domestic generation from wind, solar and biomass will be a viable solution to meeting future demand. "What we need is know-how, expertise and technology transfer," says deputy prime minister Pravind Jugnauth.

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