Energy smart calculator will help consumers make better choices PDF Print E-mail

Thursday 30 May 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji



Pacific Island countries (PICs) should now be able to better gauge the energy efficiency of refrigerators and freezers with new energy smart calculators that were developed by SPC’s Pacific Appliance Labelling and Standards (PALS) programme.


The energy smart calculator can be used to calculate the estimated running costs of refrigerators and freezers over one month, one year and ten years.


Energy Efficiency Adviser at SPC and project manager for the PALS programme, Makereta Sauturaga, said that often the main consideration when purchasing an appliance is the upfront price, and the running costs are ignored.


‘The energy smart calculator is a tool that can assist consumers in purchasing an energy efficient product, as they will know the energy consumption and running costs of the fridge or freezer before purchasing it,’ she said.


Last Updated on Friday, 31 May 2013 08:24
North-REP holds fourth Project Steering Committee meeting in Pohnpei PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday 29 May 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Pohnpei



On 22–23 May, SPC convened the fourth North-REP Project Steering Committee (PSC) meeting at Yvonne’s Hotel Conference Room in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). The Secretary of the FSM Department of Resources and Development, the Hon. Marion Henry, in his opening remarks, thanked Mr Malcolm Ponton of the European Union Delegation; John Hogan and Solomone Fifita, both of SPC’s Economic Development Division; representatives of the ministries and departments responsible for energy in Palau, Marshall Islands and FSM; and representatives of power utilities for their collaboration and vision in working together for the improvement of livelihoods in the North Pacific region under the North-REP.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 16:05

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