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Title: Energy profile for Malta
Authors: Buhagiar, Vincent
Farrugia, Robert
Scerri, Edward
Yousif, Charles
Keywords: Energy policy -- Malta
Renewable energy sources -- Malta
Renewable energy sources -- Law and legislation -- Malta
Energy consumption -- Malta
Issue Date: 2007-08-31
Publisher: Malta Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies Association
Citation: Buhagiar, V., Farrugia, R., Scerri, E., & Yousif, C. (2007). Energy profile for Malta. Malta: Malta Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies Association.
Abstract: The Republic of Malta is an archipelago of 3 islands and 4 islets right in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea. Malta joined the European Union in May 2004, and since then many of the EU Directives pertaining to energy and the environment have been transposed to national legislation. The Maltese Islands have a land surface area of 316 km2 and a population density of 1,260 persons per km2; one of the highest in the world [1]. The three inhabited islands are interconnected by a single electricity grid, with electricity generation coming from two fossil-fuelled power stations having a total combined nominal installed capacity of 571 MW [2]. Malta is fully dependent on oil imports to supply its energy needs. To date, no commercially viable indigenous oil discoveries have been made. However the Islands enjoy an abundance of sunshine with a mean daily irradiance of 5 kWh/m2 and certain locations possess a reasonable wind energy potential.
Description: This article was prepared for the "Renewable Energy for Development" newsletter published by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) (
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