Experts today discussed action plans for sustainable utilisation of biomass energy to draft the Biomass Energy Strategy for Nepal.

During a workshop here today aimed at preparing an action plan for Biomass Energy Strategy, experts and representatives of various institutions related to biomass energy development also discussed ways to address both supply and demand of bio mass energy in the future, apart from roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders and the resources necessary for the implementation of the action plan.

Despite the large biomass resources in the country, there has been a serious concern on their current use that is largely unsustainable, according to the Nepal Energy Efficiency Programme. “The situation has not yet been adequately addressed,” it added.

Nepal Energy Efficiency Programme and Water and Energy Commission Secretariat – together with Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) and support from GIZ – have started the formulation of a Biomass Energy Strategy as part of the National Energy Strategy.

Nepal Energy Efficiency Programme – the Nepali-German Programme executed by Water and Energy Commission Secretariat is supported by the German Development Cooperation GIZ on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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