Belize

National Sustainable Energy Strategy 2012-2033 in the Ministry of Energy, Science & Technology and Public Affairs Strategic Plan 2012-2017

Executive
Strategy
Passed in 2012
The Strategy outlines a framework of programmes to increase the economy's resilience to climate change by encouraging a transition to low carbon development and replacing imported fossil fuels with indigenous renewable sources.

Strategic goals include: (1) increase energy efficiency by 30% by 2033 (2011 base year); (2) reduce dependence on fossil fuels by 50% by 2020; (3) triple the amount of energy derived from waste materials; (4) become a net electricity exporter by 2020; and (5) build the Ministry's institutional capacity to accomplish these mandates.

The Strategy articulates the need to develop an Energy-Efficiency and Conservation Policy after collecting end-use data from relevant sectors that includes: revised building codes, energy efficient appliance standards, and energy audits of commercial and high-use buildings.

  • Reduce the country's dependence on fossil fuels consumption by 50% by 2020, from one million barrels to one-half million barrels by 2020 against a 2011 baseline
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2011
  • Triple the amount of modern energy carriers derived from Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries production and processing, including municipal solid waste (MSW) by 2020 compared 2011
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2011
  • Reduce by 50% the number of rural households that are now using firewood for fuel to other more environmentally friendly biofuels cooking systems such as plant oil and biogas cookers, or solar cookers by 2020
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2011
  • Improve energy efficiency and conservation by at least 30% by 2033, using energy utilization and GDP generated in 2011 as the baseline
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2033 | Base year: 2011
  • Reduce consumption of electricity by 50% from USD 6.8 million to USD 3.4 million, for the provision of cooling and lighting services to public sector buildings by 2033 compared with 2011
    Buildings | Base year target | Target year: 2033 | Base year: 2011
  • Increase electricity consumption efficiency by 30% in commercial buildings by 2033 compared with 2011
    Buildings | Base year target | Target year: 2033 | Base year: 2011
  • Improve household energy efficiency and conservation by more than 25% through improvement in lighting, cooling and water heating efficiency and conservation by 2033 compared with 2011
    Buildings | Base year target | Target year: 2033 | Base year: 2011
  • Increase Energy Efficiency and conservation in the Hotel & Tourism Industry by 30% by 2033 compared with 2011
    Tourism | Base year target | Target year: 2033 | Base year: 2011
  • Fast-track pilot project to deploy flash pyrolysis reactors producing 250,000 tonnes of bio-oil from ligno-cellulosic biomass by 2016. Once the technology is well understood, expand production to one million tonnes by 2020
    Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: N/A
  • Increase Hydro Power from 55 MW to 70 MW by 2033 compared with 2011
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2033 | Base year: 2011
  • Create a municipal solid waste energy conversion programme to supply fuel for 5MW of electricity
    Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 0 | Base year: N/A
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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