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Sri Lanka will mandate a 70 percent renewable energy share by 2030 forcing state-run Ceylon Electricity Board to prepare a long term generation plan to that effect, renewable energy minister Duminda Dissanayake said.

“We have decided to produce 70 percent of the electricity from renewable energy by 2030,” State Minister for Renewable Energy Duminda Dissanayake told parliament.

“The balance 30 percent will be from other sources. After 2030 the balance will also be from renewable sources and we will go to 100 percent.”

“The first thing we have to do is for the Honorable (Cabinet) Minister to gazette the 70 percent for the CEB to make their long term generation expansion plan (LTGEP).”

The Sustainable Energy Authority has prepared a plan on how to go to 70 percent renewable energy by 2030 and given it to the minister.

[Staff Report]

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