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pdf.png Ministry of Energy, Science & Technology and Public Utilities Strategic Plan 2012-2017

“Integrating energy, science and technology into national development planning and decision making to catalyze sustainable development”

CONTENTS
Abbreviations and Acronyms .....................................................................................ii
Figures v
Executive Summary ..................................................................................................vi
PART I
BELIZE NATIONAL SUSTAINABLE ENERGY STRATEGY (2012-2033)
1.0 INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................1
1.1 Objectives of the Strategy ....................................................................................3
1.2 Energy Situation in Belize ....................................................................................4
2.0 NEED FOR A NATIONAL SUSTAINABLE ENERGY STRATEGY ............................8
3.0 STRATEGIES & PROGRAMMES .........................................................................9
3.1 Strategic Element #1: Improve energy efficiency and conservation ..........................11
by at least 30 per cent by 2033, using energy utilization and GDP
generated in 2011 as the baseline
3.2 Strategic Element #2: Reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels ..................12
consumption by 50 per cent by 2020, from one million barrels to one-half
million barrels by increasing the provision of modern energy carriers
utilizing domestic energy resources, coupled with improving energy
efficiency and conservation
3.3 Strategic Element #3: To triple the amount of modern energy carriers ......................14
derived from Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries production and
processing, including municipal solid waste (MSW) by 2020
3.4 Strategic Element #4: Build the Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology ...........15
and Public Utilities (MESTPU) institutional capacity to accomplish its
mandate by strengthening the Energy Portfolio through increase in
professional staff, training and human resource development, acquisition
of office supplies, materials and equipment, and funding to undertake
institutional studies and audits, public awareness and education, and
for traveling to national conferences and fora.
4.0 POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF IMPLEMENTING THE SUSTAINABLE .......................17
ENERGY STRATEGY
PART II
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION (STI) STRATEGIC OPTIONS FOR
IMPLEMENTATION (2012-2017)
1.0 INTRODUCTION 1
2.0 JUSTIFICATION FOR SELECTION OF STI STRATEGIC OPTIONS FOR ................2
IMPLEMENTATION

 

2.1 Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Strategic Options ...................................5
For Implementation
3.0 STI STRATEGIC OPTIONS COMPONENTS ........................................................6
3.1 Introduce a STI Capacity Building and Institutional Strengthening ...........................6
Programme to strengthen the skills, competencies, abilities, and operations
and services of the MESTPU to guide the development of a national culture of

investment and support for STI over the next 5 years, and to respond to

Belize’s development goals
3.2 Promote STI as important powerful ingredients to foster economic ..........................7
growth and competitiveness of Belize in the global market
3.3 Promote Microenterprise Development for Rural and Vulnerable .............................10
Populations to support entrepreneurial activities
3.4 Promote Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) .................................14
to support development of a culture of investment and support for
STI with a focus on the information and knowledge economy and ICTs
in the socio-economic sectors
3.5 Build the Sustainability of the MESTPU to Accomplish its Mission .........................17
4.0 SECTOR-SPECIFIC PROJECTS ........................................................................20
4.1 Energy Projects .................................................................................................21
4.2 Water Projects ...................................................................................................23
5.0 CONCLUSION ...................................................................................................25

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