Department of Energy (DOE)
Policy measure

According to DOE (2011), “it is declared policy of the government to promote the judicious conservation and efficient utilization of energy resources through adoption of the cost-effective options toward the efficient use of energy to minimize environmental impact.”

The Department of Energy (DOE) is mandated to “provide adequate, reliable and affordable energy to industries to enable them to provide continuous employment and low cost of goods and services, and to the ordinary citizen.” (DOE, 2011)

Due to the lack of information on the implementation period, the most recent year has been applied.


DOE implements the following strategies to achieve the government’s goals (DOE, 2011):

  • Aggressive promotion of energy conservation and energy efficient technology to achieve higher energy savings both for the consumer and the producer through information, education and communication campaigns.

  • Intensify collaboration efforts with the private sector in the implementation of energy efficiency programmes through voluntary agreements.

  • Continuous implementation and expansion of the appliance and equipment energy standards and labelling implementation of building energy usage standards.

  • Integration of energy efficiency concepts in the procurement practices of the government.

  • Provision of technical assistance in identifying, implementing and evaluating effective measures to improve energy use efficiency.

  • Use of alternative fuel to reduce dependence on imported oil.

  • Periodic programme monitoring and evaluation to assess the effectiveness of the energy efficiency and conservation plan.

No identified challenges.

“The primary goal of the government towards energy efficiency and conservation is to make it a way of life, increase awareness and the attainment of 229 MMBFOE total energy savings from the implementation of energy efficiency and alternative fuels programs for the period 2005-2014. It is projected that about 50.9 million tons C02 equivalent greenhouse gas emissions will be avoided for the same period.” (DOE, 2011)


DOE (Department of Energy), 2011. About us. Available at: