El Salvador

2010-2024 National Energy Policy

Passed in 2010
The 2010-2024 National Energy Policy promotes the reduction of the use of fossil fuels in industry, transportation and households to diversify the energy mix and reduce dependence on external energy supplies, while integrating climate change mitigation and adaptation considerations. It emphasises the importance of fostering the development of unconventional renewable energy sources (such as photovoltaic, wind, and biofuels) while continuing the development of conventional renewable sources (such as hydropower and geothermal energy).
 The Policy is organised around six main strategy directions, which highly inter-related and to be followed in consultation with key energy sector stakeholders:
 1. Diversification of energy matrix and promotion of renewable energy sources
 2. Strengthening of the energy sector institutions and consumer protection
 3. Promotion of an efficiency and energy saving culture
 4. Extension of energy access coverage and of preferential social rates
 5. Technological innovation and development
 6. Regional energy integration

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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