UN Climate Change News 8 February, 2019 - According to the UN-aligned group International Resource Panel, the global use of materials has more than tripled since 1970 and could double again by 2050. This has major implications for climate change and climate action.

62 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions — excluding those from land use and forestry — are released during the extraction, processing and manufacturing of goods to serve society’s needs.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Tonga’s aim to reach 50% of renewable energy by 2020 is on track, said Tonga Power Ltd CEO, Seti Chen.

The 50% target relates to Tonga’s electricity production only, with the aim to transition the country from imported diesel fuel to environmentally friendly and renewable sources of energy under the Tonga Energy Road Map (TERM) 2010-2020. In addition, residents will enjoy some reduction in their electricity bills once the target is met.

Nuku’alofa, Tonga 08th Feb, 2019 - Ms. Tiueti Fangupo today concluded her 6 weeks Summer Internship at the PCREEE. Ms Fangupo is a final year student studying Bachelor of Engineering (Structural) at the University of Technology, Auckland, NZ.

Monday 7th January 2019 Nuku'alofa, Tonga - TPL kick starts 2019 by rewarding early paying customers with T5 Fluorescent Lights. This incentive aims to provide the people of Tonga with energy saving hardware that would help reduce energy consumption as well as electricity bills at home.

A MEMORANDUM of Understanding (MoU) signed between Fiji’s Ministry of Economy and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) will soon see a major new renewable energy project in the country.

According to a Government statement, KOICA will provide $7 million for a solar energy installation for Taveuni Island.

This will complement and enhance the current hydropower plant and ensure that electricity generation on the island remains 100 per cent renewable for many years to come.