A multi-fold strategy is essential to match the ambitious target of Mauritius in greening up its economy. Consequently, it is imperative to target a net zero approach for the various economic sectors in Mauritius, primarily, large energy consumers.
Industrial operators in Mauritius are incentivized to offset their energy consumption by producing electricity from renewable energy sources both onsite and offsite with a guaranteed buy back. Fiscal incentives and soft loans will accompany these industries in their energy transition process. Furthermore, Government has launched a programme for equipping public buildings with roof top solar generation facilities.
In its bid to green up the transportation sector, Government is encouraging transport operators, corporates and individuals to shift to electric mobility. To this end, excise duty on hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles have been removed and, a negative excise duty of 10% provided on electric vehicles. Moreover, the bus modernization scheme will solely be applicable to electric buses as from the financial year 2023.
The metro express which is spearheading the modernization of the transport system in Mauritius will develop a solar PV farm to further green up its operations.
Enterprises engaging in sustainable practices such as waste and wastewater valorization through innovative treatment systems are also incentivized.