Żminijietna - Voice of the Left said that a comprehensive risk analysis on gas storage at Marsaxklokk should be carried out. The NGO added that such risk analyses should be mainstream in Maltese policy-making to cover areas such as energy storage and distribution, and presence of warships.
"We support ENGOs and residents' concern on the need for a comprehensive risk analysis at Marsaxlokk. This should be carried out through a multidisciplinary approach so as to ensure that the transition towards gas, for which the Government has an electoral mandate, is carried out as safely as possible. In this respect we note that all energy options have risks and that partisan populism is not helping tackle the matter seriously".
"Żminijietna reiterates that the State should play a leading role in the provision and distrubution of energy, and that Malta's energy policy should also give priority to the need for increased renewable energy sources. This will help decrease dependency on energy big-business and will help ensure a sustainable transition".