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ENERGY Technology for Sustainable Development

 

Issues:

 

· Cost- how to make technology affordable to communities · Lack of skill in maintenance and repair- requires trainlng, not just supply- short life of technology without this · In the future, the cost of energy will decrease, so it will be cheaper than traditional forms of energy · It takes resources to make alternative energy- how long will it take until it produces more energy than it took to make it · How to apply this knowledge at community level · Require training (capacity building) of local communities · Lack of policy direction- huge influx of push using diesel energy- need for co-ordinated groups to develop that policy involving the administration and civil society- ‘hamutuk’ · Cost of diesel to run generators is too high for East Timor into the future.

 

PRIORITY ISSUES

STRATEGIES

·        Cost – how to make technology affordable to communities

·        Cost of diesel to run generators is too high for East Timor into the future

·        Ways to reduce energy

·        In future alternative energy costs will decrease and it will be cheaper than traditional forms of energy

·        Government and technology providers work together to provide products to people in remote communities

·        Budget needed

·        Government/private electrical companies establish and maintain systems – people pay for electricity in small amounts with meter per week

Lack of skill in maintenance and repair Require training (capacity building) of local communities

·        Use existing community structures to train people to maintain and decide their energy needs

Lack of policy direction – huge influx of push using diesel energy – need coordinated group to develop that policy involving the administration and civil society “hamutuk”

  • Timor Gap resources be strategically tied to development of alternative energy in East Timor
  • Timor gap environmentally responsible
  • Transparent clear goals developed at community level for energy needs
  • Government needs to be futher urged to develop sustainable energy futures group as soon as possible
  • The community needs to be aware of negative consequences when energy provided