Euro-African energy conference opened Wednesday at Port-Louis
17 March 2011
The sixth meeting of the Africa-European Union energy partnership (PAEE) opened Wednesday last at Port-Louis, on the island of Mauritius.
A large number of experts will take part in this three-day conference organised by the Mauritian Energy Ministry, the European Union and the African Union Commission (CUA).
The aim is to finalize an action plan to supply electricity to some 250 million Africans by 2020.
Different solutions will be raised, in particular the mobilization of greater financial, technical and human resources in favor of the development of energy infrastructures on the African continent.
The PAEE also wishes to promote renewable energies, energy efficiency and better management of energy resources.
"The lack of energy infrastructures and the problems of access to electricity, fuels for transport and cooking fuels remain a major obstacle to the sustainable development of Africa", explained a Mauritian official to the PANA press agency.