Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy and Action Plan of Liberia

Purpose

To increase national awareness on renewables and energy efficiency and remove barriers to investment and market development through a national policy instrument.

Main Activities

  • Identify and evaluate existing energy policy documents.
  • Facilitate renewable policy dialogue through consultation meetings between relevant government ministries and agencies, civil society organisations/NGOs, development partners, the private sector, local government officials, energy experts;
  • Establish an institutional framework (RE & EE Committee) to serve as the vehicle for formulating the clean energy Policy and Action Plan;
  • Draft a national clean energy Policy and Action Plan;
  • Convene a forum to review, finalise and validate the draft Policy and Action Plan;
  • Submit the final Policy and Action Plan to the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy for approval.

Expected Impact

  • Production of a national policy instrument to build and increase the application of clean energy in Liberia by promoting investment, market development and end-use technologies;
  • Increased access to energy services and the resulting positive  impact on poverty;
  • Increase energy sector competition by facilitating Government support through tax subsidies for renewables and energy efficiency scale-up;
  • Facilitation of private sector investment/lending in the clean energy sector;
  • Increased investment in off-grid rural electrification through the deployment of renewable energy technologies;
  • Facilitation of indigenous energy technologies that demonstrate clear cost advantage without jeopardising quality;
  • Organisation of training to build local capacity to deal with renewable issues.
Programme sector: 

RE & EE (Policy&Regulation)

Stage of project: 

Completed

Location: 

LR/Liberia

Duration: 

2006 - 2007

Budget: 

€ 27,500 including co-funding from Government of Liberia

Implementing agency: 

Center for Sustainable Energy Technology

REEEP grant funded by:

United Kingdom