Jul 19, 2023
Friends of the earth malta launches "towards a fossil free malta" report
“New fossil fuel infrastructure is incompatible with global, EU, and national greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets”. Friends of the Earth Malta fights to move away from fossil fuels.
As part of their climate campaign, Friends of the Earth Malta have been working on a report compiling information about Malta’s energy system and its climate impacts, the proposed Melita TransGas pipeline, and a vision for a future without fossil fuels.
The report was compiled and written by Dr Suzanne Maas (Climate Campaign Coordinator at Friends of the Earth Malta) alongside contributors Prof. Edward Mallia, Prof. Luciano Mule’Stagno, Dr John Paul Cauchi and Dr Michael Borg.
Joined by over 30 policymakers, stakeholders and members of the general public, Friends of the Earth Malta launched the report on Tuesday 27 June at Dar L-Ewropa in Valletta. During the launch, they presented an overview of the report and recommendations for a fossil free future.
“New fossil fuel infrastructure is incompatible with global, EU, and national greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets”, explained Climate Campaign Coordinator Suzanne Maas, adding that “instead of risking stranded assets in the energy of the past, we should invest public money in energy savings, renewables and community energy”.
After the presentation of the report there was opportunity for debate with the audience, in which various topicsn were further discussed, such as energy savings, the impact of rising energy prices, opportunities provided by renewable energy communities and the future potential of large-scale renewables, such as offshore floating wind and solar in Maltese waters.
Read the report ‘Towards a Fossil Free Malta’ here