What would it take for Rwandan industries to adopt clean energy?

Experts have called for renewed commitment to green industrial production in Rwanda as a way to mitigate climate change and protect the environment.

The call for embracing a circular economy for increased productivity and green growth comes at the time some industries are not complying with the adoption of cleaner production technologies aimed at environmental protection and curbing air pollution.

According to Rwanda Environment Management Authority’s inventory of sources of air pollution in Rwanda emissions are mainly from construction and manufacturing industries.

There are also emissions of pollutants associated with energy usage since 73 per cent of energy consumed by the construction industries in Rwanda is from furnaces or heavy oils which are high polluting fuels.

Read more: The New Times