- The Tunisian government has launched a four year energy saving programme to reduce energy demand by 20 percent in 2011.
The National Agency of Energy Conservation (ANME) director, Mounir Bahri said the ambitious plan covering the period, 2008 to 2011 also aims at reducing energy consumption by 3 percent each year.
According to Mr Bahri the month of 6 April to 6 May will be proclaimed as energy saving Month, with sensitisation spots established to create awareness on the importance of saving energy in the country.
The official said the country has already changed its legislative framework to encourage electrical production through renewable energies.
“During the month of the energy saving, lamps will also be organised during the same period with the aim of encouraging the sale of 350,000 energy sparing lamps nationwide,” local media quoted the Director.
Tunisia online said a conference will also be organised later this year on the use of wind energy as another source of power to reduce green gas emissions.
The ANME was established in 1985, under the auspices of the Ministry of industry energy and small and medium enterprises. Its aim is to implement state policy in the field of energy conservation and to promote the use of renewable energies in the country.
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