Tonga exploring cheaper and sustainable electricity through biogas generation

Hon. Minister Poasi Tei looking at the cut and crushed maize which is the feedstock to the biogas plants  

Private sector investment is the way to go

Photo caption: His Majesty Tupou VI inspecting the Matatoa Solar Farm in Tonga Following five earlier grant aid-funded solar farms, the Kingdom of Tonga finally commissioned its first large scale independent power producer facility on Thursday 19 October…

South-south sustainable energy exchange calls for strengthened networking and coordination

Twenty private sector energy businesses from around the Pacific region took part in a week long South-South capacity building and knowledge exchange program from 2 to 6 October Suva, Fiji. Participants explored opportunities to expand their business…

Dr Andrew Jones, Director Geoscience, Energy and Maritime

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Andrew Jones as the Director of Geoscience, Energy and Maritime at the Pacific Community (SPC). His appointment will formally take effect on 16 October 2017.

Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency commences service for Pacific Community members

The Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE) hosted by the Pacific Community (SPC) has commenced operations in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.

Promoting A Green & Energy Secure Pacific

A Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for the Pacific Region

I am looking forward to attending the 3rd Regional Meeting for Energy and Maritime Transport Ministers to be held in Tonga 24-28 April 2017.  In addition to discussions on strategic and policy matters, SPC and the Government of Tonga will officially…

Pacific Energy and Transport Ministerial Meeting opens with strong call to action

Over 100 high-level delegates and experts have convened in Tonga for the Third Pacific Regional Energy and Transport Ministerial Meeting with a strong call for Affordable, Reliable and Sustainable Energy and Transport Services for All. The high-level…

Reliability and safety linked to prices of petroleum products in the Pacific

Fuel storage tanks in Tarawa, Kiribati The petroleum sector of the Pacific Island countries and territories is an estimated USD 6 billion industry. It remains a key driver of their economies and a major determinant of their energy security.

Zoom - Three countries work together to reduce fossil fuel use

Martin Chang looks inside the Nanpil Hydro Plant in Pohnpei, part of an SPC-implemented project involving Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands and Palau Setting up an initiative to improve access to electricity and reduce the use of fossil…
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