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Tanzania: Lack of clear policies marginalising biofuel production
Source : ippmedia.com
Lack of clear policies to address the growing challenges of solid biofuels (woodfuels) production in Tanzania has lead to marginalisation of the sector in terms of financing and development. Estomih Sawe, a renewable energy expert said in an interview in Dar es Salaam yesterday that policy makers in Tanzania have paid little attention on wood fuel production, adding that the government has failed to recognize woodfuel as the main source of energy for majority of its people, leaving it to the informal sector. Even the supply and demand issues of woodfuel, he said, are handled by different ministries, hence, authority and jurisdiction of managing and developing the resources has been without clarity.
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4 May 2011 |
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