Biodiesel an alternative renewable energy resource produced from alcohol and vegetable oil. Its production and quality control has been explored extensively using the available local raw materials. The final Biodiesel fuel produced has been characterised by examining it physical and chemical properties.
The main objective of this work is to assess the potential of coconut oil (CNO) as a substitute for diesel in CI engines in the Pacific island countries of Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Solomon islands. This report describes the present status of copra and CNO production, use of distillate in electricity generation in the 3 countries. The advancements made to date in adapting CNO for various applications and viability of CNO as a substitute fuel in diesel electricity generators is studied. An indication of GHG reduction with CNO usage is also presented.
The formulation of the national development strategy (NDS) is one of the key expected outputs of the Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination as we strive for endurance and nation building Solomon Islands. This strategy sets out a framework for Development programmes in Solomon Islands and is intented to be a catalyst for development in the next 10 years in an effort to achieve the goals of Solomon Islands development agenda.
This document presents the latest data on our current and prospective use of energy while also exploring the innovations in technology, finance and governance that can set the region on a more sustainable path. I hope it will be helpful to policymakers and many other concerned stakeholders—illuminating the complexities, gaps and barriers, but also demonstrating how a new energy paradigm shift can contribute to more inclusive economic and social development.
The aim of this report is to provide a stock take of the situations in the energy sector of Nauru and therefore inform a baseline which can be used in the development of the Nauru Energy Road Map (NERM). As such, this report containst:
General country context (geography, economy, population, etc.);
Energy sector landscape covering supply and demand and institutional arrangements;
Experience, potential and challenges in the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency; and,
In July 2001, ESCAP advised island governments and PROs, that ESCAP intended to send a mission to the Pacific Region and would entertain requests for specific technical assistance related to sustainable energy development. Requests for assistance were received from six countries, Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, Tuvalu and Kiribati. The request from Vanuatu was for a technical consultancy on geothermal energy and will be fulfilled separately by a consultant contracted by ESCAP.
The Independent Consumer and Competition Commission (“ICCC”) is a statutory body established under the provisions of the Independent Consumer and Competition Commission Act 2002 (“the ICCC Act”). The ICCC is vested with responsibilities under the ICCC Act to