Legislation on standards and labelling of appliances under development in Kiribati PDF Print E-mail

Monday 10 June 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji –



The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Energy Programme, in partnership with the Kiribati Ministry of Public Works and Utilities, organised a one-day workshop with key stakeholders in the energy sector to discuss draft legislation on performance standards and energy labels for electrical appliances.


The workshop, funded by SPC’s Pacific Appliance Labelling and Standards (PALS) programme, was held on 22 May 2013 in Tarawa, Kiribati and brought together about 20 participants from government ministries, electrical appliance suppliers, and hoteliers to discuss issues that need to be reflected in the legislation.


Currently, there are no energy performance requirements for electrical appliances imported into Kiribati. This will soon change as the Kiribati Government has approved the development of legislation that sets energy performance standards and mandates energy labels on selected electrical appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and lights.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 June 2013 13:04
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

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