A one day national stakeholders workshop on household and commercial biomass energy was on Monday 28th October 2013 held at Shangri La at Lumley Beach in Freetown. The workshop aimed at developing a road map of sustainable production and utilization of biomass in the country. Several participants including senior government officials, regional representatives including community members, development partners as well as representatives of NGOs and CBDs attended the workshop.
In his presentation, the local consultant of the Sierra Leone National Sustainable Household Energy and commercial biomass project, Mr. John Koroma said biomass is the largest source of renewable energy in the world. The local consultant disclosed that, the project come into being when, the Ministry of Energy through the government requested the European Union’s Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Forum to assist in regulation of biomass energy sector. He said the EU sponsors the project to ensure that cutting down of trees, deforestation and climate changes all got minimized.
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