Honduras Analyzes Energy Saving Plan

The plan approved by the Council of Ministers includes the implementation of special times in public offices and multi-hourly rates among others.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The program includes energy audits at state agencies in order to establish benchmarks for savings, the implementation of multi-hourly rates and a new tariff schedule.

It also includes traffic management plans to be implemented by municipal authorities.

"The plan includes instruments which should be agreed with civil society to ensure the effectiveness of the measures while Congress is responsible for discussing the Law on the Rational Use of Energy," said Natural Resources Minister, Rigoberto Cuéllar to The Herald.

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