The Philatelic Bureau of the Department of Posts will issue a new postage stamp in the denomination of Rs. 5.00 on 20th March, 2012 to Mark the Sustainable Energy for All.
It is hard to imagine a life devoid of energy. Since evolution of mankind it has become basic human need. During the era leading to post-industrial revolution, the entire world switched her main energy supply to non-renewable sources; fossil fuels. After many years of over exploitation of these fossil fuel reserves, the entire world has begun to realize it to be unsustainable. Hence the depletion of the source is irreversible. The impacts are not only limiting to irreversible depletion but environmental pollution has triggered accelerated climate change endangering human life due to associated disasters.
The nature’s gifts; wind, hydro power, bio-energy, solar energy, oceanic and geothermal energy have gained attention wide across the world as renewable yet sustainable energy sources that would replace non-renewable fossil fuel usage. Being a country rich with sustainable and renewable energy sources, Sri Lanka has contributed to global efforts of sustainability in energy consumption, by encouraging sustainable livelihoods through continuous research and development, leading to national strategies and policies. Department of Posts issue this postage stamp together with the Ministry of Power and Energy, Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority and Practical Action of the theme” Sustainable Energy for All”. The stamp illustrates wind mills harnessing sustainable energy in Sri Lanka. This postage stamp will create and enhance awareness of sustainable energy usage especially among children and the general public.