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Generating renewable energy in Lanka: German study team due soon

Complimenting the Government’s effort to generate renewable energy as a power source replacing the use of carbon-emission energy sources such as fossil fuel and coal, the government of Germany will support Sri Lanka to reach the status of a total renewable energy using country by 2050.

A fact finding mission from Germany will visit the country this month to ascertain the possibility of assisting Sri Lanka to meet the target of converting the country into renewable energy generating country.

“We totally support the government’s effort in using green energy sources as Germany has already taken this initiative to covert the country into renewable sources such as wind, solar and bio mass in a big way. Though, this is not an easy task, Germany will engage in this effort step by step to replace other energy sources by 2050,” Charge d affairs, Germany Embassy, Andreas Berg said. “We have taken measures to ensure secure, sustainable and affordable energy supply to people. However, this takes time and the transition is costly,” he said.

The use of renewable energy will help support reduce the negative impact of the climate change and measures taken to lower the green gas emission will go a long way in protecting the environment, he said.

While thanking the government of Germany for the support given to promote green energy in Sri Lanka, Chairman Sustainable Energy Authority Sri Lanka, Ranjith Sepala said that government has an ambitious target of reaching total renewable energy status by 2050.

“We will make use of the sun to generate solar power which is available freely throughout the year. It is important to tap into cheap sources of renewable energy and make power much more affordable to the consumers,” he said. Germany’s Energiewende exhibition that is travelling to various countries worldwide arrived in Sri Lanka last week and offers students, enthusiasts and professionals alike an opportunity to experience ideas on what is happening in renewable energy in a multi-dimensional exhibition.

Hosted by GIZ, the German development assistance implementation arm, the three-day multimedia exhibition at the Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration Colombo will end today. The exhibition will be hosted at the Sri Lanka German Training Institute in Killinochchi from March15-19.

The exhibition will be commissioned by the German Federal Foreign Office to showcase Germany’s energy transition and promote international cooperation on securing a sustainable energy supply.

The exhibition presents an array of segments covering energy efficiency, mobility, renewable energies, cost to consumer, climate protection, nuclear power, economical and international issues in addition to a line-up of activities that include a multi media quiz table. The travelling exhibition was launched in 2016 in Beijing and has since then travelled to 80 locations in 40 countries and will ontinue as a roadshow until 2020.