Wood Energy Catalogue

Rwanda Energy Policy (2015)

Countries of implementation

The Energy Policy outlines a long-term vision, provides high-level goals, and recommends approaches for achieving that vision. It is mutually reinforcing with the Energy Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP), which outlines targets and an implementation framework against which to measure progress towards the realization of the policy.

The main policy objective for the biomass sub-sector is to facilitate fuel-switching from traditional biomass energy carriers toward modern biomass energy technologies and cleaner fuel alternatives in order to achieve a more sustainable wood fuel balance and reduce consumption of non-renewable biomass, and to deliver related social, health, and environmental benefits.

In the medium-term, the policy vision foresees extensive fuel switching among households to modern energy technologies and carriers including biogas, LPG, “green charcoal”, and biomass pyrolysis stoves.

Rwanda, national energy policy, energy access, electricity, biomass, petroleum, energy efficiency, energy security, governance, regulations, institutions, strategic plan, fuel-switching, clean cooking, alternative energy, green charcoal, improved cookstov
Type of initiatives
Level of intervention
Responsible agencies
Ministry of Infrastructure (Rwanda)