One third of Mauritius electricity to come from sugar waste

The Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius already gets 19% of its electricity by burning bagasse, the waste from sugar cane processing. They plan to increase that to 33%, and already are exporting 15 million liters of ethanol made from sugar.

Why is it that the government of a tiny island nation truly gets it about renewable energy and is taking action while the government (including Congress) of the supposedly technologically advanced United States does little except argue about it? Embarrassing, isn’t it?

  • DJ

    I’m betting that Mauritius neither produces oil, has major oil companies that claim it as home, receives oil revenue, nor has politicians who are targets for oil-financed lobbyists and campaign contributions. Am I wrong?

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