The next few years will see Malta scale up its renewable energy capacity to meet increased energy demand and to decarbonise the island’s economy in line with the EU’s 2050 target, says Michael Farrugia, Malta’s Minister for Energy and Water Management.
Malta long relied on old power plants and an ageing distribution system, but the sector has been completely reengineered. MaltaProfile spoke to Frederick Azzopardi, Executive Chairman of electricity provider Enemalta, about Malta’s current and future electricity needs.
ElectroGas Malta Ltd. has recently switched on a first-of-its kind gas-fired power station in Delimara. It is based on the idea of a floating storage unit, where natural gas is stored in safe liquid form, and a regassification compound, which turns it back to its original form. A state-of-the-art concept in Europe which other countries are showing interest in replicating. ElectroGas’ CEO Franz Doerfler speaks to MaltaProfile.
New Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Minister Jose Herrera speaks to Times of Malta's Kim Dalli about the his vision in order to sustain the environment sector, as well as the reasoning behind the potential new agency called Environment Malta.