A Sustainable Energy Association for Vanuatu is in sight with consultation meetings being held in Port Vila and Santo this week.

The Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE) is coordinating the foundation talks in collaboration with the Vanuatu Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC).

The initial meeting in Port Vila earlier this week was attended by more than 18 mostly private sector participants, including electrical contractors, solar retailers and contractors, technical tertiary institutions and the Chamber of Commerce.

Energy efficiency challenges in Vanuatu’s land transport sector were addressed at a meeting in Port Vila this week.

Despite land transport being the single highest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in Vanuatu, to date most of its efforts to reduce reliance on fossil fuel has focused on fuel used for power generation.

The National Green Energy Fund (NGEF) has recently launched its first pilot projects after setting up in 2018 as an independent public entity to source funds to help the Vanuatu government achieve its energy targets.

Fishermen in Futuna now have a solar-powered refrigeration system to store their fish safely before sale, thanks to the first ever Vt30 million funding committed by the government.

The solar model is approved by the Department of Energy (DoE) and it comes in a form of loan/subsidy that the recipient has to pay at a reduced cost.

28th February 2020

The Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE), Tonga Power Limited, Department of Energy under the Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC), and the Electricity Commission hosted a one-day stakeholder seminar in Nuku’alofa today.

The seminar was to inform stakeholders and development partners on Tonga’s progress towards meeting renewable energy targets.

An initiative to establish a capacity building programme for young professionals from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Islands Developing States (SIDS), has been launched by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).


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