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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
3rd PCREEE Steering Committee Meeting
Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency – A regional entity but a national treasure
On Thursday 26 April, the Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE) marked its first anniversary of operations with a ceremony in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. PCREEE was created as a gateway to promote greener and more efficient energy use…
Launch of Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre in the Pacific establishes ‘centre of excellence’ for the region
A landmark event for the Pacific region took place today with the launch of the Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre in the Pacific (MTCC-Pacific). The MTCC-Pacific will become part of a global network, joining centres in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean…
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…
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.
Pacific Ministers for Energy and Transport endorse Communique
Ministers and officials from 20 countries, and development partners met in Tonga, endorsing the Communique and implementation priorities for transport and energy sectors in the Pacific for the next three years. In the final ministerial component of the…