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Despite growth, renewables stay low in Malta’s electricity supply mix

Malta’s electricity supply was on a gradual rise from 2014 to 2018, chiefly comprising of power plant-generated and imported electricity. Although renewable energy sources have also appeared in the energy mix recently, their annual contribution still stays below 8% of the total.

Malta lags behind in renewable energy, R&D spending

Malta is lagging behind the European Union as a whole in terms of renewable energy and research and development expenditure. Malta has also exceeded its 5% growth limit of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions increasing by 20.3% in non-ETS sectors.

Malta harvests 16.9% more energy from PV systems in 2018

Renewable energy harvested from grid-connected Photo Voltaic (PV) systems was up by 16.9% to an estimated at 189.6 Gigawatt hours (GWh) in 2018, as compared to the preceding year.

Seasonally-adjusted industrial turnover drops 3.8% in Q1

Seasonally-adjusted industrial turnover drops by 3.8% in Q1 2019 over the last quarter of 2018. Working-day adjusted industrial turnover, however, grows by 3.8%, compared to the corresponding period of 2018.

Maltese energy minister urges European water management framework

Minister for Energy and Water Management Joe Mizzi called for a “sufficiently strong” European water management framework for addressing the future challenges arising due to climate change, according to a press release by the government’s Department of Information (DOI).

Speedcast wins communication contract with Fred. Olsen Windcarrier

IT firm Speedcast wins communications contract with Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, providing jack-up vessels used for offshore wind farm construction.

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