25 November Launch: Worldwatch Report Describes Opportunities for a Bright Energy Future in Haiti

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Source: Worldwatch Institute

Worldwatch Report Describes Opportunities for a Bright Energy Future in Haiti - Global Launch Set for 25 November

Washington, D.C. -- A new report by the Worldwatch Institute, in partnership with Haiti’s Bureau of the Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister for Energy Security, outlines the interconnected technical, socioeconomic, and policy potential of building a sustainable energy system in Haiti.

The Haiti Sustainable Energy Roadmap, to be released globally on 25 November in at the Royal Oasis Hotel in Petion-Ville, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, plans the tremendous opportunities and actionable solutions that exist to build a sustainable electricity system in Haiti.

The embargoed English press kit is available now to journalists who request access from ggourmelon@worldwatch.org.

For information about the report or launch event, or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Gaelle Gourmelon, +1 202 745 8092 ext 510, ggourmelon@worldwatch.org

About the Worldwatch Institute:Worldwatch is an independent research organization based in Washington, D.C. that works on energy, resource, and environmental issues. Worldwatch Institute delivers the insights and ideas that empower decision makers to create an environmentally sustainable society that meets human needs. For more information, visit www.worldwatch.org.

About the Haiti Sustainable Energy Roadmap:Haiti’s electricity sector stands at a crossroads. Haiti depends on imported petroleum for 85% of its electricity generation, diverting 7 percent of its annual gross domestic product to importing fuel. Still, only 25% of the Haitian population has regular access to electricity, bringing barriers to advances in economic opportunity, health, education, and social equality. According to the Worldwatch Institute’s new Haiti Sustainable Energy Roadmap report, tremendous opportunities and actionable solutions exist to build an electricity system that is economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable using the country’s tremendous renewable energy and energy efficiency potentials (www.worldwatch.org).

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