As part of our climate campaign, we have been working on a report compiling information about Malta’s energy system and its climate impacts, the proposed Melita TransGas pipeline, and a vision for a future without fossil fuels. The report was compiled and written by Dr Suzanne Maas (Climate Campaign Coordinator at Friends of the Earth Malta) alongside contributors Prof. Edward Mallia, Prof. Luciano Mule’Stagno, Dr John Paul Cauchi and Dr Michael Borg.
Joined by over 30 policymakers, stakeholders and members of the general public, we launched the report on Tuesday 27 June at Dar L-Ewropa in Valletta. During the launch we presented an overview of the report and our recommendations for a fossil free future.
“New fossil fuel infrastructure is incompatible with global, EU, and national greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets”, explained Climate Campaign Coordinator Suzanne Maas, adding that “instead of risking stranded assets in the energy of the past, we should invest public money in energy savings, renewables and community energy”.
After the presentation of the report there was opportunity for debate with the audience, in which we further discussed topics such as energy savings, the impact of rising energy prices, opportunities provided by renewable energy communities and the future potential of large-scale renewables, such as offshore floating wind and solar in Maltese waters.
Read the report ‘Towards a Fossil Free Malta’ here: link