Burundi: government's national campaign for low-energy bulbs
11 March 2011
March 9 in Bujumbura, the government of Burundi started a national campaign to promote low-energy light bulbs (LEBs).
The reason this campaign came about is to reduce energy consumption by inhabitants by 80 percent, but also to contribute to environmental protection, reports PANA.
So almost 200,000 bulbs will be supplied free to the country's households, and this will ultimately save the nation 23 million Kilowatts per year, while preventing the emission of 7,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.
The bulbs in question will be distributed by the National Water and Electricity Distribution Agency with the financial and technical assistance of the World Bank.
On February 25, the government of Burundi issued a call for tenders on the financing of the construction project for the Mpanda Hydroelectric Power Station, with the aim of making up for the severe energy shortages currently affecting the country.