The Malta Resources Authority is a public corporate body set up in 2000 through the Malta Resources Act originally to regulate water, energy and mineral resources, to promote energy efficiency and renewable sources of energy, and with responsibilities in the areas of oil exploration and climate change.
The Regulator for Energy and Water Services Act, 2015, changed the MRA’s responsibilities significantly. Grant schemes for domestic PV, domestic wells (bjar), solar water heaters and roof insulation, and swimming pool licences, electrician’s or wireman’s Licence A or Licence B, Enemalta, Water Services Corporation, water tankers or bowsers and fuel regulation are among the functions of the new regulator established under the Regulator for Energy and Water Services – REWS. The REWS may also be contacted on 22955000.
Energy efficiency, renewable sources of energy, the water framework regulations (inland waters) and protection of groundwater are among the functions of the Energy and Water Agency.
The Authority is responsible for climate change reporting and operation of the emission trading schemes. Further details are given in the relative pages.
The MRA is responsible for the notification of groundwater sources, supervision of the metering of boreholes. Changes to the use or users of groundwater sources need to be submitted to the MRA.
The administration of licences to quarry and sell stone fall under the responsibility of the MRA.