VII. ENERGY RESOURCES:
In view of SIDS dependency on energy
imports, energy conservation and the development of renewable
sources of energy need to be encouraged. This may be achieved
through strengthening research capability in the development of
alternative energy sources such as wind, solar, geothermal,
hydroelectric, ocean thermal energy conversion, wave and biomass.
SIDS need to be assisted in developing national capacity to
effectively plan, manage, and monitor their energy sectors. Some of
the recommendations on transfer of technology and the use of
double-hulled tankers were not acceptable to all and, thus,
remained in brackets.