Government releases updated National Energy Policy on its road to renewables.
The Cayman Islands should be meeting all its electricity needs from renewable sources by 2050, according to a recently released draft of the National Energy Policy (NEP) released at the end of July. Presently, only around ten percent or less of Cayman’s electricity is produced by renewable sources using photovoltaic panels.
The full article can be found here: https://www.energy.gov.ky/news/updated-national-energy-policy-released
The article called upon a 30-day consultation period to gather feedback from the Cayman Islands community on its updated National Energy Policy. First approved in 2017, the NEP undergoes a mandatory review every five years to monitor and report on progress and evaluate targets and implementation plans based on new and emerging technologies.
Premier and Minister for Sustainability & Climate Resiliency Hon. Wayne Panton said the current review focuses heavily on revising the implementation plan and engaging with key stakeholders responsible for the implementation of the strategies within the policy.
For updates on the public consultation process, including public meeting dates and digital feedback survey, please visit: www.gov.ky/nationalenergypolicy Feedback on the draft policy can also be submitted via email to [email protected] with subject heading: National Energy Policy Public Consultation 2023