Renewable Energy Policy and Development Forum

Renewable Energy Policy and Development has been widely studied, researched and debated as the global energy outlook seeks to establish clean energy measures and solutions. In recent years, risks posed by the impact of climate change and Brunei's commitment towards Paris Agreement have necessitated innovation and technological transformation in the country's energy system. Therefore, Ministry of Energy in collaboration with Universiti Brunei Darussalam has organised a Renewable Energy Policy and Development Forum. The forum in conjunction with the Brunei Mid-Year Conference and Exhibition, MYCE 2021 and as part of the Energy Theme Week was held yesterday morning at the International Convention Centre in Berakas.

In attendance was Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Matsatejo bin Sokiaw, Deputy Minister of Energy. Pengiran Haji Jamra Weira bin Pengiran Haji Petra, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Energy in a keynote presentation, among others shared on Brunei's Energy Policy and Strategic Plan where the Ministry of Energy has set a target of renewable energy to at least 30% of total power installed capacity by 2035, primarily on solar energy. As part of the Global Energy Transition and meeting the energy security, abundant solar energy are required to supplement the use of natural hydro carbon resources. The forum that gathered energy experts from the industry and academia also discussed policy recommendations to create a sustainable future for Bruneian.

Source: Radio Television Brunei