CSOs CALL FOR A STAND-ALONE NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICY TO UNLOCK INVESTMENT BOTTLENECKS IN THE SUBSECTOR:
Currently a National Renewable Energy Strategy is under development by the Minstry of Energy. In this brief developed together with the Sustainable Energy Forum Tanzania (SEF), we show why a stand-alone Renewable Energy Policy is urgently needed to support the implementation of RE strategies and frameworks.
- Even though
National Energy Policy (2015) advocates for the use of renewable energy
and increased role of private sector; lack of comprehensive strategies
and regulatory framework setbacks putting the policy statements into
- Lack of
policy implementation instruments created rooms for uncoordinated activities, plans and directives
contradicting the broad vision of the National Energy Policy 2015.
regulatory regimes cautioning to
have affected expansion and new investment in renewable energy mini-grid
projects in the country.
- Removal or
reduction of various taxes on environmentally friendly technologies could increase end-user affordability of
the renewable and efficient energy technologies.
of a robust renewable energy policy, strategy and regulatory framework is inevitable in fostering public and private
investment into renewable energy.